Tyler Mitchell is a photographer and filmmaker who works across many genres to explore and document a new aesthetic of Blackness. In 2018, he made history as the first Black photographer to shoot a cover of American Vogue, introducing Beyoncé’s appearance in the September issue. The following year, a portrait from his Beyoncé series was acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, for its permanent collection.

And if you really interested read the latest interview on Gagosian magazine. Tyler Mitchell speaks with Antwaun Sargent (writer and critic) about Black representation, the diversity of Southern landscapes, and the importance of play in his new series of photographs.