About the Artist
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. Following its huge success in Amsterdam, I Can Make You Feel Good was developed to include new work, across different mediums, to further enhance the immersive experience, and was exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York until May 18th 2020.
Mitchell has lectured at Harvard University and the International Center of Photography, New York, on the politics of image making.