On Monday, Beyoncé’s Vogue September issue spread was finally revealed, and with it, history was made. A 23-year-old named Tyler Mitchell became the first-ever black photographer to shoot the cover in the magazine’s 126-year history.
“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,” writes Beyoncé in an as-told-to feature with Clover Hope. “That is why I wanted to work with this brilliant 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell.”
But how did someone so young catch the eye of Queen Bey herself? We better start familiarizing with Tyler Mitchell because we are certain this isn’t the last time we’ll hear from him. Click through our photo gallery above to learn about this rising star.