Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995, Atlanta, Georgia) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in film and television. His work crosses genres and boundaries in image making, as he utilizes the tools of documentary reportage, portraiture, fashion photography, art photography, and filmmaking.
In 2015, he self published his first photo book, El Paquete, which documented architecture and skateboarding scenes in Havana, Cuba. In 2018, he made history as the first black photographer to shoot the cover of American Vogue, by shooting Beyoncé for the magazine’s September issue.
Across photography and film he has also worked with publications like Teen Vogue, British Vogue, AnOther Magazine, and i-D Magazine. He has worked with commercial brands such as Prada, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Mercedes Benz, and Givenchy. He has given lectures at Harvard and at ICP Museum.
Notable press features include: the Forbes 30 Under 30, the Business of Fashion 500, The New York Times, and Artsy’s list of people who shaped visual culture in 2018. He has exhibited in group shows with Artsy, Red Hook Labs, and Aperture Foundation.
Most recently in 2019, Mitchell had his first solo museum exhibition titled I Can Make You Feel Good at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, featuring both his photography and film works, new and old.