Beyoncé given ‘Unprecedented Control’ over Vogue’s September Issue Cover & she has ‘hired’ the first-ever black photographer to shoot it
Pop queen, Beyoncé, 36 has reportedly been given ‘unprecedented control’ by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour over the September Issue Cover
It was also claimed that the music icon has hired the first black photographer to shoot a cover, meaning it will be the very first time in its 126-year-history that a black photographer will shoot its cover.
Two sources who are familiar with the agreement between Vogue and Beyoncé but aren’t authorized to speak to the press, were quoted on HuffingtonPost, as saying that ‘The publication is contractually obligated to give Beyoncé full control over the cover, the photos of her inside the magazine and the captions, which she has written herself and are in long-form.’
One of the insiders also disclosed that Beyonce has hired Tyler Mitchell, who will be the first black photographer to shoot a cover in the publication’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.’
Beyoncé’s last September issue cover was in 2015 and was shot by Mario Testino, a photographer Wintour has worked with severally.
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