Beyoncé is forever setting trends and giving the underdog a chance and with her upcoming September cover of Vogue, she is not playing no games…
Beyoncé has picked Tyler Mitchell, a 23 year old who will be the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue Cover in the publication’s 126 year history… Get into that…
According to The Huffington Post:
The publication is contractually obligated to give Beyoncé full control over the cover, the photos of her inside the magazine and the captions, which she has written herself and are in long-form, according to two sources who are familiar with the agreement between Vogue and Beyoncé but aren’t authorized to speak to the press.
“The reason a 23-year-old black photographer is photographing Beyoncé for the cover of Vogue is because Beyoncé used her power and influence to get him that assignment,” the source said.
Mitchell who just graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts last fall, has already created an impressive resume.. He has worked with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Teen Vogue and American Eagle, where he was both model and director, about which he explained to the Times:
I do look at myself as a black American and equally as a symbol at the center of this country. I had never considered myself an American Eagle model, but what made it interesting was to twist the cultural conversation about what the brand stands for and turn it on its head.