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Tyler Mitchell

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Tyler Mitchell (American, b. 1995) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, working across many genres to explore and document a new aesthetic of Blackness. Mitchell is regularly published in avant-garde magazines, commissioned by prominent fashion houses, and exhibited in top tier institutions.

In 2018 he made history as the first Black photographer to shoot a cover of American Vogue for Beyoncé’s appearance in the September issue. In 2019 a portrait from this series was acquired by The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for its permanent collection. This, alongside many other accomplishments, has established Mitchell as one of the most closely watched up-and-coming talents in image making today.

His first solo exhibition I Can Make You Feel Good at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (2019) premiered video works including Idyllic Space. An iteration of this show is now on view at The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. A monograph of the same title expands upon both shows and was published by Prestel in August 2020.

Mitchell has lectured at a number of institutions including Harvard University, Paris Photo and The International Center of Photography (ICP).