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Tyler Mitchell - Pioneers Who Have Shaped America's Fashion Industry

Tyler Mitchell is an American photographer, known for being the first Black photographer to shoot the cover of American Vogue, with his portrait of Beyonce for the September issue in 2018. Mitchell’s work has long been celebrated for being able to depict the varying nature of Black contemporary life: giving new depth to the African American experience. Mitchell has worked with brands such as JW Anderson, Commes des Garcons and Calvin Klein. At 26 years old, Mitchell is a young talent that makes use of portraiture within his storytelling and continues to add the nuances of Black experience throughout his work.


Image: Tyler Mitchell for Vogue Magazine 2020_Self Portrait. Image by Tyler Mitchell_2019.

Text: Subair, E. 2020. Photographer Tyler Mitchell’s on His New Book and His Advice to Black Creatives: ‘Don’t Be Afraid to Say No’. Available at:

Business of Fashion. 2021. Tyler Mitchell Profile. Available at:


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