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Tyler Mitchell, 23, Unveiled as the Photographer Behind Beyoncé’s Vogue Cover Shoot

Posted by on August 6, 2018 | Media, Photographer Interviews

After weeks of speculation, 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell was unveiled as the photographer chosen by Beyoncé to shoot a cover story on her for the September 2018 issue Vogue. Mitchell is amongst the youngest photographers ever to ever shoot a cover for the publication — Irving Penn was 26 when his first image appeared on the cover in 1943.

The cover, which features two different images of Beyoncé on a dilapidated country estate just outside of London, is also the first by a black photographer in Vogue’s 126-year history.

In an interview with the magazine, Mitchell reveals: “When she sat down for me there was immediately the kind of comfort level you’d have with a friend, which was quite unexpected. You’d imagine someone as famous as Beyoncé to be protective of her image, but she was really an open book—and that’s exactly what you want as a photographer.”

To read more about Mitchell, and his experience on set with Beyoncé, read this profile on Vogue.com.

To see more of Mitchell’s work, which he says is about revitalizing and elevating the black body, visit his website, or follow him on Instagram.