Film alum Tyler Mitchell shot the cover for the September issue of Vogue Magazine
! This issue, featuring Beyonce, marks the first time that an African American photographer has shot a Vogue cover. "It was at once totally unreal and also felt like I had been living my whole life to receive that call," he said in an interview on NPR's All Things Considered
. "So I think there's a level of amazing kind of magic to it." Before receiving the cover assignment, Tyler had previously worked with Teen Vogue, i-D Magazine, Dazed, and Candy Magazine. A graduate of NYU's film and television program, he's now a photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY.