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Tyler Mitchell On Being The First African-American To Shoot A ‘Vogue’ Cover –NPR

The beautiful part of 2018 is that photography is becoming so amazingly democratized. I mean, I think we’re talking about a history of magazines and photography. It was known as a rich man’s art. So it was mostly for white men who were able to afford all of the chemicals, the films, the cameras that went into it in the very early stages. So it’s a historical thing that goes into why there just haven’t comparatively been as many black fashion photographers as white fashion photographers.

23-year-old Tyler Mitchell recently became the first black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue.