Photographer and filmmaker, Tyler Mitchell could not hide his joy as the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery announced that his portrait of Beyoncé will be displayed in its gallery.
The image is one of several photos created by Mitchell with Beyoncé for Vogue‘s September issue last year, when he became the first African-American to shoot a cover for the magazine.
A year ago today we broke the flood gates open
Now I’m glad to share this picture is being acquired into the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection pic.twitter.com/T97rHU9u8J
— Tyler Mitchell (@Tyler_Mitchell_) August 6, 2019