Beyoncé’s Vogue cover uses first black photographer in its 125 year history

Beyoncé on the Cover of Vogue 2018 September Issue

Beyoncé has taken over American vogue for its September cover where the powerhouse top-selling Artist and entrepreneur has creative control over the magazine’s cover for the September issue which is remarkable in its own right – though its not Beyoncé’s first cover. However, a more astonishing fact is that the 23 year old Photographer for the cover shoot is the first African-American to shoot a vogue cover in its 125 year history according to a guardian report.

Interestingly, American Vogue has had black photographers the first being Gordon Parks in 1940, and while his work with Vogue catapulted his career, he was never given the opportunity to shoot a Vogue cover. Vogue magazine has long been considered at the forefront of fashion. Infact, the oxford dictionary defines the word vogue as “The prevailing fashion or style at a particular time.”

As a brand Vogue has international recognition, to illustrate this point ask a young person who does not read news or magazines if they have heard of vogue – the answer is likely to be yes. So what does that say for the brand to have never had a black photographer shoot the cover? It says a great deal, the fact that it seemingly took an African-American icon in that of Beyoncé to get that change rolling is indicative of the times we still live in.

Vogue on Monday issued a statement about the new issue.

“Beyoncé’s fourth Vogue cover was truly a collaborative effort — when Vogue suggested photographer Tyler Mitchell to Beyonce, the star immediately said yes to the opportunity to work with this young artist,” the statement said.

Tyler Mitchell (age 23) first African American to shoot cover of Vogue in 2018 September issue with Beyoncé – photo take from Mitchell’s instagram page


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  1. Jheri
    August 8, 2018

    Why is this news in Dominica?

    Let me know when a DOMINICAN is on the cover and the photographer was DOMINICAN.

  2. Neville
    August 8, 2018

    And who exactly cares. This makes the news in Dominica as if we did not have more pressing issues to worry about.

    • Franqenstien
      August 8, 2018

      Thank You!!!
      Dominicans need more pride in being Dominican. Love our Culture and realize that the US Culture is one huge Contradiction, meant to distract and lead you a stray!

      Why did you guys not report on the Beyonce Mass Worship that took place last April! Where she rented out a cathedral where her songs were sung by choirs mimicking the Gospels and Hyms.

      Stay a sleep and feed the snake or wake up and crush the head.

  3. zandoli
    August 8, 2018

    In a land where everyone is created equal, it seems like some are more equal than others. Black people should never buy a vogue magazine. It cannot be an accident that over the course of 125 years, they could not find one qualified black photographer to shoot a cover for that magazine.

    Garbage magazine.

  4. Me
    August 7, 2018

    Good thing the camera does not know the difference.

  5. Annon
    August 7, 2018

    Old money. What a shame.

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