Zendaya Puts Disney Behind Her, Lensed By Tyler Mitchell For Vogue US June 2019

Zendaya Puts Disney Behind Her, Lensed By Tyler Mitchell For Vogue US June 2019

Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is living in the fast lane, which is good for a woman who drives with her foot pressed on the pedal. Fresh off the splashy debut of her TommyxZendaya collection in Paris, photo shoots for Lancôme as the brand’s youngest global ambassador and the build-up to her new HBO series ‘Euphoria’, Zendaya covers the June 2019 issue of American Vogue.

Styled by Camilla Nickerson in romantic, refined looks from Marni, Olivier Theyskens, Marc Jacobs, Richard Quinn, Lorenzo Serafini, Loewe, and Paco Rabanne, Zendaya puts her Disney past behind her for her HBO debut in ‘Euphoria’. Rising photographer Tyler Mitchell is behind the lens; May Singer conducts the interview.

Dazed Magazine SS 2019 'The Meaning of Cult' Issue Delivers Alek, Debra, Guinevere, Jamie +

Alek Wek by Tyler Mitchell, Debra Shaw by Campbell Addy, Guinevere Van Seenus by Tom Johnson, Jamie Bochert by Letty Schmiterlow

Alek Wek by Tyler Mitchell, Debra Shaw by Campbell Addy, Guinevere Van Seenus by Tom Johnson, Jamie Bochert by Letty Schmiterlow

Dazed Magazine SS 2019 'The Meaning of Cult' Issue Delivers Alek, Debra, Guinevere, Jamie +

Dazed Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2019 ‘The Meaning of Cult’ issue delivers nine covers and four digital covers (Sasha Pivovarova is duplicated). The cult muses include Alek Wek, Debra Shaw, Guinevere Van Seenus, Jamie Bochert, Karen Elson, Lara Stone, Mariacarla Boscono, Sasha Pivovarova and Saskia de Brauw.

Photographers Campbell Addy, Lea Colombo, Letty Schmiterlow, Tyler Mitchell, and Tom Johnson debut as first-time Dazed covers contributors. Regulars include Angelo Pennetta, Brianna Capozzi, and Charlotte Wales.

Karen Elson by Lea Colombo, Kirsten Owen by Casper Sejersen, Lara Stone by Briana Capozzi, Mariacarla Boscono by Charlotte Wales

Karen Elson by Lea Colombo, Kirsten Owen by Casper Sejersen, Lara Stone by Briana Capozzi, Mariacarla Boscono by Charlotte Wales

Querelle Jansen by Julien Martinez Leclerc, Sasha Pivovarova by Ben Toms, Saskia de Brauw by Angelo Pennetta, Tasha Tilberg by Suffo Moncloa

Querelle Jansen by Julien Martinez Leclerc, Sasha Pivovarova by Ben Toms, Saskia de Brauw by Angelo Pennetta, Tasha Tilberg by Suffo Moncloa

Adut Akech Steps Into French Limelight, Lensed By Tyler Mitchell For M Le Magazine du Monde Feb. 16-16

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Adut Akech Steps Into French Limelight, Lensed By Tyler Mitchell For M Le Magazine du Monde Feb. 16-16

Adut Akech sits near the top of the pyramid of rising fashion-industry stars who are women of color. Suzanne Koller styles Adut in what we believe is her first editorial feature — and cover — in a major French publication. Her American born — but equally fast-rising — photographer Tyler Mitchell captures Adut for the Feb. 15-16 edition of M Le Magazine du Monde. / Hair by Cydia Harvey; makeup by Janeen Witherspoon

As always Adult addresses her refugee status saying (translated into English):

“I do not understand why anyone would want me to hide my refugee status. It will always be a part of me, no matter my income or my celebrity.”

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Rising Star Tyler Mitchell Eyes Sabah Koj, Thais Borges + Ugbad Abdi In 'A Courtly Dance in 'Triple Metre' For AnOther Magazine

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Rising Star Tyler Mitchell Eyes Sabah Koj, Thais Borges + Ugbad Abdi In 'A Courtly Dance in 'Triple Metre' For AnOther Magazine

Rising photographer Tyler Mitchell captures models Sabah Koj, Thais Borges, and Ugbad Abdi in ‘A Courtly Dance in Triple Metre, styled by Robbie Spencer for AnOther Magazine’s Spring/Summer 2019 issue.

The marvelously creative editorial — LOVE the veiled shot of Sabah and Ugbad! — brings to mind the art of Nigerian-born, Alabama-raised Toyin Ojih Odutola, who mounted a solo show 'To Wander Determined' at the Whitney Museum in New York in October 2017.

I was very involved as the ‘Yankee’ working to elect Doug Jones as Democratic Senator from Alabama in November 2017. Most Americans don’t know that Jones — who is white and stands for re-election in 2020 — won justice for four young girls who died in the famous Birmingham church bombing during America’s civil rights movements.

Having shared much enthusiasm around the epic proliferation of models of color in our industry, especially from (South) Sudan, where I have deep activist roots, AOC hasn’t done enough recently to highlight the enormous cultural forces at play in America.

Artists are in the vangaard of articulating this new vision for America — one under assault this very moment, with Trump grabbing authoritarian powers to build his wall in Mexico, citing an alleged national emergency, when there is NO national emergency!

The emergency order is headed immediately to the US court system, where it will most likely be overturned. After months of tears around Trump, I’ve actually reached a positive place of defiance against the raging culture war operating out in the open now in my country.

The highly imperfect, yet noble American experiment is at a true crossroads under Trump. The battle is fierce and bloody, but there is a potential for a huge new vision of the ultimate social experiment if we are smart and dedicated. I tire of America callings itself the greatest country on earth, when every great civilization or nation is always eclipsed by another.

Still, America has a chance to prove itself in an incredible new way as a vibrant, non-white majority country led by a rainbow coalition of politicos and citizens truly committed to proving that such an important coalition of citizens can live, breathe and succeed together. ~ Anne

Adut Akech Suits Up For A Soft 'Power Play' Lensed By Tyler Mitchell For Vogue UK January 2019

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Adut Akech Suits Up For A Soft 'Power Play' Lensed By Tyler Mitchell For Vogue UK January 2019

Aussie model Adut Akech has dominated editorials in December 2018/January 2019 magazines. And while Adut didn’t win the British Fashion Council’s Model of the Year award — it went to Adut’s close ‘human rose’ friend Kaia Gerber — this enchanting beauty lives up to her extraordinary reputation in this aptly-named ‘Power Play’ editorial.

That would be ‘soft power’ Adut’s style of influencing the world around her. Riding the express elevator to fashion stardom, this South Sudan woman, raised in Australia via an extended stay in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee camp in is on the global record saying loud and clear: “I Will Always Be A Refugee”.

Tyler Mitchell Captures Kiki Layne + Stephan James In 'Easy Street' For Vogue US January 2019

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Tyler Mitchell Captures Kiki Layne + Stephan James In 'Easy Street' For Vogue US January 2019

Brooklyn photographer Tyler Mitchell returns to Vogue US January issue, turning his gaze from Beyonce to models Kiki Layne and Stephan James. Camilla Nickerson styles the duo in ‘Easy Street’ images steeped in seventies nostalgia, as the young leads of Barry Jenkins’s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ find love against the backdrop of Harlem. / Hair by Jimmy Paul; makeup by Dick Page

RollingStone reviews the film in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Review: Barry Jenkins’ Ode to Love and Heartbreak, saying that the Oscar-winning director’s follow-up to ‘Moonlight’ gloriously brings James Baldwin’s beautiful, bittersweet prose to life

Beyoncé Taps Tyler Mitchell, 23, As First African American Photographer Of Vogue Cover In History

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Mega star Beyoncé covers the September issue of American Vogue,with young (23) photographer Tyler Mitchell behind the lens and plenty of womanly wisdom and goddess energy from Beyoncé creating his support system. Tonne Goodman is in charge of styling, with hair by Sir John and minimal makeup by Neal Farinah

Calling Mitchell "brilliant," the 36-year-old mega star explained to Vogue -- I think we can safely say Anna Wintour -- that she wanted to ensure a new perspective was being shown to Vogue readers, as no other Vogue cover in history had been shot by an African-American photographer.

"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," she said. "It’s important to me that I help open doors for younger artists. There are so many cultural and societal barriers to entry that I like to do what I can to level the playing field, to present a different point of view for people who may feel like their voices don’t matter."

It's worth noting that Beyoncé tells her own story; there is no interview. In one of her more poignant comments, she writes:

I researched my ancestry recently and learned that I come from a slave owner who fell in love with and married a slave. I had to process that revelation over time. I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective. I now believe it’s why God blessed me with my twins. Male and female energy was able to coexist and grow in my blood for the first time. I pray that I am able to break the generational curses in my family and that my children will have less complicated lives.