Tyler Mitchell made history in 2018. He was the first African-American photographer to shoot the cover of US Vogue in its 125-year history. Staying true to his sensitive, yet vibrant lens, his stripped back images of Beyoncé were celebrated around the world. Mitchell is a refreshing departure for a title that tends to only work with a small handful of pre-approved, highly established photographers for its covers.
Speaking to Vogue about the story, Beyoncé said: “Until there is a mosaic of perspectives coming from different ethnicities behind the lens, we will continue to have a narrow approach and view of what the world actually looks like.” The photographs catapulted 23-year-old, Atlanta-born Mitchell into a household name overnight.