Tyler Mitchell Was Originally Chosen for Beyoncé Cover Shoot by Vogue’s Raul Martinez Shawn Grant August 7, 2018 Hip Hop News | Trending Hip Hop Stories All eyes are on the September issue of Vogue, which features Beyoncé on the cover and was shot by 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell, the first African-American photographer of the cover in the history of the publication. With the news, reports stated the LEMONADE singer handpicked the photographer, however, it was Anna Wintour and Raul Martinez, Corporate Creative Director of Condé Nast, who brought the young artist into the fold. An article from @BoF explaining the leaks and rumors around our shoot. The truth is Raul Martinez and Anna Wintour proposed and hired me for the Vogue shoot and Beyoncé quickly agreed.https://t.co/KOQx7SgebS — Tyler Mitchell (@Tyler_Mitchell_) August 6, 2018 Speaking with the Business of Fashion, Wintour revealed Beyoncé was not the sole decision-maker in hiring Mitchell for the job, citing Martinez was the brain behind the direction and photographer for the issue. Martinez first recognized the work of Mitchell in a Teen Vogue from March. View the entire article from the Business of Fashion here.