Photo by Artist Tyler Mitchell (Twitter).
A portrait of singer Beyoncé featured in American Vogue last year will be displayed at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
The portrait first appeared in Vogue’s September 2018 issue by 23-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell, who was the first Black photographer to shoot for the magazine. Mitchell took to Instagram on August 6 to announce that his photo of the R&B singer would appear in the gallery.
“A year ago today we broke the flood gates open. Since then it was important to spend the whole year running through them making sure every piece of the gate was knocked down. And now I’m glad to share this picture is being acquired into the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection,” Mitchell wrote.
On Twitter, the National Portrait Gallery tweeted a GIF of Beyoncè, stating their excitement to add the portrait to the collection.
“We’re just so crazy…
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