Tyler Mitchell


Tyler Mitchell (b.1995, Atlanta GA) 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 and commissioned by prominent fashion houses.


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 Mitchell’s portrait from this series was acquired by The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery for its permanent collection. His first solo presentation I Can Make You Feel Good at Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2019) premiered video works including Idyllic Space.


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 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 (2015)




I Can Make You Feel Good, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, April 19-June 5 2019




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, November 9, 2019

Seeing Differently with Thelma Golden, Vogue Forces of Fashion, New York, NY, October 10, 2019

Artist Walkthrough of Roy DeCarava’s exhibition Light Break, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY, September 14, 2019

On Feeling GoodFoam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, With Deborah Willis and Grace Wales Bonner, April 19, 2019

In Conversation with Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, Harvard University, March 7, 2018



Take the Shot: Photography in the Digital Age, No Commission Art Basel Miami, With Deana Lawson, Ming Smith and Hank Willis Thomas, December 6, 2018

Reimagining the Image: Tyler Mitchell, International Center of Photography Museum, Moderated by Ashleigh Kane, November 7, 2018



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