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 world class 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 presentation 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.
Mitchell has lectured at a number of institutions on the politics of image making including Harvard University, Paris Photo and the International Center of Photography.
Selected publications include American Vogue, British Vogue, Teen Vogue, M Le Monde, i-D Magazine, AnOther Magazine, Dazed Magazine, Document Journal, The Guardian and The FADER
Selected clients include Comme des Garçons, Uniqlo, Calvin Klein, Prada, Apple, Mercedes Benz, Loewe, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha x Moncler, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Converse, Nike and Ray-Ban
El Paquete, Self Published, 108 pages, Softcover perfect bound
I Can Make You Feel Good Pt. 2, The International Center of Photography, New York, NY, Jan 25-May 18
I Can Make You Feel Good, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, April 19-June 5
The Way We Live Now, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY (Curated by Siobhán Bohnaker, Brendan Embser, Marvin Orellana, and Antwaun Sargent)
Labs New Artists II, Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, NY
The Artsy Vanguard, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY
Lectures & Panels
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
Tyler Mitchell, From Skateboarding to Photographing Beyoncé, The Business of Fashion Podcast with Imran Amed, July 26