Beyonce ‘Hired’ First-Ever Black Photographer To Shoot Her Vogue’s September Issue Cover

Pop queen, Beyoncé, keeps breaking records, from her music videos, to stage performances and now to her feature on Vogue. According to reports, the mother of three was given ‘unprecedented control’ byVogueeditor-in-chief Anna Wintour over the September Issue Cover which led the music icon to hire the first black photographer to shoot a cover, meaning it will be…”
Moroti Olatujoye
August 1, 2018 3:36 pm

Pop queen, Beyoncé, keeps breaking records, from her music videos, to stage performances and now to her feature on Vogue.

According to reports, the mother of three was given ‘unprecedented control’ byVogueeditor-in-chief Anna Wintour over the September Issue Cover which led the music icon to hire the first black photographer to shoot a cover, meaning it will be the very first time in its 126-year-history that a black photographer will shoot its cover.

Two sources who are familiar with the agreement between Vogue and Beyoncé but aren’t authorized to speak to the press, were quoted on HuffingtonPost, as saying that ‘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.’

One of the insiders also disclosed that Beyonce has hired Tyler Mitchell, who will be the first black photographer to shoot a cover in the publication’s 126-year history.

‘The reason a 23-year-old black photographer is photographing Beyoncé for the cover of Vogue is that Beyoncé used her power and influence to get him that assignment.’

Beyoncé’s last September issue cover was in 2015 and was shot by Mario Testino, a photographer Wintour has worked with severally.

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