She's in town this week and on the cover of the biggest issue of the year! The September issue of Vogue is a game changer. I don't think Beyonce is "overrated", but I know some people do. I appreciate a person who uses their "power" and "platform" to make changes. She did with this shoot.
Vogue's editor in chief, Anna Wintour, gave Beyoncé full creative control of the shoot. She recruited 23-year-old photographer, Tyler Mitchell, to shoot the cover.
In a landmark move, Tyler became the first black photographer in history to shoot a cover for US Vogue. A source told HuffPost, "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." This level of creative control is not usually given to cover stars, but clearly exceptions are made for Queen Bey. Take a look at the gorgeous photos from the shoot ahead.