Everyone is going wild for Beyoncé’s latest power move because no matter how much of a boss she already is, Queen Bey always manages to up her game and amaze us all.
According to HuffPost, Beyoncé is taking on a groundbreaking level of control over her cover shoot in the upcoming September Issue of Vogue.
It’s typically the year’s most anticipated issue and it’s rumoured to be Anna Wintour’s last as Editor-in-Chief. And for the first time in history, the cover will reportedly be shot by a black photographer – thanks to Beyoncé.
Vogue trying to explain why it took Beyonce and 126 years to go by before they hired a Black photographer to shoot the cover pic.twitter.com/rfPDAL2wWz
— Blanche NeverHo (@Black_Daria1) July 30, 2018
It makes total sense that this unprecedented honour would go to Beyoncé. She’s a powerful creative force and diligent about having control over her own public image and narrative.
It’s also very like Beyoncé to both outdo Vogue and use her power to platform black artists by enlisting the 23-year-old photographer, Tyler Mitchell, for her cover shoot.
It will be the first time the cover has been shot by a black photographer in Vogue’s 126 years of existence, which is both exciting and upsetting because that is ground that should have been broken a long, long time ago.
sad-gressive: /adj/ a moment of progressive social reform that is sad when you consider context.
sentence: it is sad-gressive that in 2018, vogue will have its first cover shot by a black photographer in its 126 year history https://t.co/bGnn5lvz1M
— ziwe (@ziwe) July 30, 2018
Apparently Yoncé will have total control over her photos that appear both inside and on the cover of the magazine. She’ll also take care of her own captions, which she will reportedly write in long-form.
So while she won’t be doing an interview, this is well and truly the Beyoncé show. And the Beyoncé show is always important.
I love how everything Beyoncé does career-wise is overtly saturated in Blackness✊🏾👏🏾 She intentionally invades predominantly white spaces (Coachella & now Vogue) & just slaps blackness in they face 😭! Go AWWFFF QUEEN😩✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/Ls2ap2KEhn
— 6.19♊️ (@willyonce99) July 30, 2018
So cheers to Beyoncé for consistently being the change the world needs. Who run the world? (Bey).