Smithsonian Acquires Tyler Mitchell's Beyoncé Portrait for Vogue US September 2018

Smithsonian Acquires Tyler Mitchell's Beyoncé Portrait for Vogue US September 2018

Photographer Tyler Mitchell shares a spectacular piece of news about an image from his September 2018 Beyoncé cover editorial. In an embarrassing acknowledgement of racism in the fashion industry, Mitchell became the first African American photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue in its 125-year history.

Clearly, positive energy infused Mitchell’s editorial from every direction, so much so that one of his Vogue images has been acquired into the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection in Washington, D.C.

The selected photo sees Beyoncé on location just outside of London, wearing a sequin-covered Valentino dress and exuberant Philip Treacy London headpiece.

“A year ago today we broke the flood gates open,” Mitchell wrote of the news on Instagram. “Since then, it was important to spend the whole year running through them making sure every piece of the gate was knocked down.”

As a concerned photographer, who is socially and politically engaged, Mitchell sees the Beyoncé shoot as an empowerment opportunity

“We’ve been thingified physically, sexually, emotionally. With my work I’m looking to revitalize and elevate the black body.”

We share the entire editorial in celebration of Mitchell’s growing success, Queen Bey herself, and the New Day society global citizens desire.

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