Here's Why Beyoncé's Vogue Cover Is The Blackest Vogue Cover Of All Time

Here's Why Beyoncé's Vogue Cover Is The Blackest Vogue Cover Of All Time

"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," Beyonce explained. "That is why I wanted to work with this brilliant 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell."

The Brooklyn-based Atlanta native has a stunning photography book—El Paquete—to his name, as well as a B.F.A in film and TV from NYU and a gorgeous, wide-ranging photography and film portfolio that includes campaigns and editorial work with brands like Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, American Eagle, and Converse, and celebrities like Spike Lee, Lil Uvi Vert, Zazie Beetz, and Solange Knowles. “For so long, black people have been considered things,” Tyler told Vogue. “We’ve been thingified physically, sexually, emotionally. With my work I’m looking to revitalize and elevate the black body.”