Meet The Black Photographer Behind Kamala Harris’ Vogue Cowl

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ Vogue cowl has triggered some controversy, with some folks less-than- impressed with the picture, however it has additionally prompted a brand new development on Twitter. 

A preview of Kamala Harris’ photoshoot started circulating on social media this previous weekend. One picture launched reveals Harris standing in entrance of a pink and inexperienced backdrop, paying homage to her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. Within the picture, Harris stands along with her arms crossed, carrying a darkish jacket by Donald Deal, skinny pants, her go-to Converse footwear, and her trademark pearls.

Tyler Mitchell, a younger Black photographer, was employed to seize the Vice-President-elect’s cowl together with a workforce of Black workers. Actually, the Vice President-elect’s glam workforce, the sittings editor, and the author for the historic function are all Black ladies.

This isn’t Mitchell’s first time working with Vogue. He was additionally the photographer answerable for Beyonce’s Vogue cowl in 2019.

Whereas it didn’t take lengthy for folks to criticize the picture, believing it was less than par with earlier Vogue covers, the picture has additionally triggered Chuck Taylors to start trending on Twitter.

In accordance with the the New York Instances, Harris and her workforce didn’t get an opportunity to see the ultimate picture for the duvet. Her workforce has declined to touch upon what occurred. Meantime, Vogue launched an announcement:

“The workforce at Vogue beloved the pictures Tyler Mitchell shot and felt the extra casual picture captured Vice President-elect Harris’s genuine, approachable nature — which we really feel is likely one of the hallmarks of the Biden/Harris administration.”

Vogue is understood for having an advanced historical past when overlaying ladies of colour. A number of reviews have come out in regards to the journal’s editor, Anna Wintour, and her personal previous with staffers of colour and the dearth of Black illustration the journal has total.



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