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Black photographer to shoot Beyonce's Vogue cover

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NEW REPORTS have revealed that Beyoncé will guide the vision of Vogue's famous September issue instead of editor-in-chief Anna Wintour - and her first order of business is to hire a black photographer to shoot the cover for the first time in the magazine's 126-year history.

According to The Huffington Post, Vogue is “contractually obligated” to give Beyonce full control over the Sept. cover, which will feature images of her.

As the photographer of her new shoot, the singer has reportedly selected 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell.

In an interview with the New York Times in December, Mitchell said of his work: “I depict black people and people of color in a really real and pure way. There is an honest gaze to my photos.”

A source noted that Wintour usually books fashion photographers with traditional experience, and would not have selected Mitchell for the cover shoot. “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,” the source added.

The Sept. 2018 issue will likely be Wintour’s last one, according to sources, although Conde Nast denies she is leaving the company.

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