Beyoncé Takes Control of Vogue Cover, Including Hiring Black Photographer

Beyonce will be honored at the BET Awards. The singer is shown in Rome Italy, 8 July 2018 , Live concert of Beyonce and Jay-Z OTRII at the Olimpico Stadium : the singer Beyonce during the concert (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Beyoncé is set to grace the cover of Vogue magazine’s September issue, and she’ll be given complete creative control by Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Huffington Post Black Voices reported Monday.

The front page will reportedly be shot by Tyler Mitchell, who’s set to make history as the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover in the magazine’s 126-year history.

“The reason a 23-year-old black photographer is photographing Beyoncé for the cover of Vogue is because Beyoncé used her power and influence to get him that assignment,” a source told Huffington Post.

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Mitchell, a New York University graduate, was recently named breakout artist of 2018 by art platform Artsy.

He has previously shot for Teen Vogue and More or Less fashion magazine.

The September issue celebrates fall fashion and is Vogue’s most influential magazine of the year.