Tyler Mitchell clarifies that Anna Wintour and Raul Martinez hired him for Beyoncé’s Vogue cover

“The truth is Raul Martinez and Anna Wintour proposed and hired me for the Vogue shoot and Beyoncé quickly agreed.”

August 06, 2018

As news surfaced of Beyoncé's Vogue September cover — which went up today — we learned that Tyler Mitchell, a young, black photographer shot the cover, making him the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover in the publication's 126-year history.

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On Monday, Mitchell took to Twitter to clarify that it was Anna Wintour and Raul Martinez — Condé Nast's Corporate Creative Director — who proposed and hired him for the shoot. It was initially rumored that Beyoncé herself enlisted the 23-year-old after reportedly being given "unprecedented control" over the cover.

"The truth is, Raul Martinez and Anna Wintour proposed and hired me for the Vogue shoot and Beyoncé quickly agreed," Mitchell tweeted.

Check Mitchell's Tweet below and read what we learned from Queen Bey's interview here.

Tyler Mitchell clarifies that Anna Wintour and Raul Martinez hired him for Beyoncé’s Vogue cover