Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995, Atlanta, GA) is an artist, photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. He received his B.F.A. in Film and Television from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His work introduces new narratives about Black beauty and desire, embracing themes of the past and creating fictionalized moments of the imagined future. Mitchell’s work is characterized by a visual representation of Black life that emphasizes empowerment, play and self determination. He is often inspired by pastoral and domestic scenes from his upbringing in suburban Georgia.

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. The following year, a portrait from this series was acquired by The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for its permanent collection.

Mitchell has been a visiting artist and lecturer at a number of institutions including Yale University, Harvard University, NYU, Paris Photo, and The International Center of Photography.

Selected Press



I Can Make You Feel Good, Prestel, 208 pages, Hardcover, Jul 28


El Paquete, Self Published, 108 pages, Softcover, Nov 10




Frieze Masters Commission 2022, Frieze London, Regents Park, Oct 12-16

Chrysalis, Gagosian, London, Davies Street, Organized by Antwaun Sargent, Oct 6-Nov 12

Cultural Turns, 26th Edition of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, ON, CONTACT Gallery, Metro Hall, Toronto Billboards, Curated by Mark Sealy, Apr 28-Jun 30

Sunlight, Shadow, and A Rainbow: Matt Eich and Tyler Mitchell, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, Jul 3 – Nov 6


Black Melancholia, Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Curated by Nana Adusei-Poku, Jun 25-Oct 16



An Imaginative Arrangement of the Things Before Me, The Gordon Parks Foundation, Pleasantville, NY, Sept 24-Jan 2, 2022

Dreaming in Real Time, Jack Shainman Gallery, 20th St, New York, Sept 9-Oct 30

I Can Make You Feel Good Pt. 3, Jack Shainman Gallery, 24th St, New York, Sept 9-Oct 30


Social Works II, Gagosian, London, Grosvenor Hill, Curated by Antwaun Sargent, Oct 7-Dec 18

Feedback, Jack Shainman Gallery, The School, Kinderhook, NY, Curated by Helen Molesworth, Jun 5-Oct 30



I Can Make You Feel Good Pt. 2, The International Center of Photography, New York, NY, Jan 25-Mar 15 & Sept 1-Jan 4, 2021



I Can Make You Feel Good, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, April 19-June 5


The New Black Vanguard, Aperture Foundation, Oct 24-Jan 18, 2020, (Now on view in Arles, France as part of Recontres d'Arles)



The Way We Live Now, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, Curated by Siobhán Bohnaker, Brendan Embser, Marvin Orellana, and Antwaun Sargent, Jun 28-Aug 24

Labs New Artists II, Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 13-24

The Artsy Vanguard, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY

Lectures, Panels & Programs


In conversation with Mark Sealy, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, ON, May 4

Night at the Cinema Vol. 4, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Curated by Tyler Mitchell and Sophie Cavoulacos, Apr 11

In conversation with Antwaun Sargent, SCAD, Savannah, GA, Apr 4

Paradise Now, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Virtual, Feb 24


In conversation with Helen Molesworth, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, CO, July 23


ENGAGE Symposium, MoAD, San Francisco, CA, Feb 22


In Conversation with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Paris Photo, Grand Palais Paris, Nov 9

Seeing Differently, With Thelma Golden, Vogue Forces of Fashion, New York, NY, Oct 10

Artist Walkthrough of Roy DeCarava’s exhibition Light Break, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, Sept 14

On Feeling Good, With Deborah Willis and Grace Wales Bonner, Foam Amsterdam, Apr 19

In Conversation with Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Harvard University, Mar 7


Take the Shot: Photography in the Digital Age, With Deana Lawson, Ming Smith and Hank Willis Thomas, No Commission Art Basel Miami, Dec 6

Reimagining the Image: Tyler Mitchell, International Center of Photography Museum, With Ashleigh Kane, Nov 7


Talk Art: Tyler Mitchell, Talk Art Podcast with Russell Tovey and Robert Diamant, Dec 3, 2020

Dialogues: Tyler Mitchell and Antwaun Sargent, David Zwirner Podcast with Lucas Zwirner, April 8, 2020

Tyler Mitchell, From Skateboarding to Photographing Beyoncé, The Business of Fashion Podcast with Imran Amed, July 26, 2019

Fellowships, Honors & Awards

BOF 500, 2018




Visiting Critic, Yale University, Photography Department, New Haven, CT

Public Collections

FOAM Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam


High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

The Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Pizzuti Collection of Colombus Museum of Art, OH

Selected Publications

American Vogue, British Vogue, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, WSJ Magazine, M Le Monde, i-D Magazine, AnOther Magazine, Dazed Magazine, Document Journal, The Guardian, The FADER

Selected Clients

Comme des Garçons, Calvin Klein, Prada, Gucci, Uniqlo, Apple, Mercedes Benz, Loewe, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha, Moncler, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Converse, Nike, Adidas, Ray-Ban