Today, Beyoncé makes history with the glossy cover of Vogue's September issue, the first cover ever in the magazine's 126-year history to be shot by a black photographer.
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Tyler Mitchell, 23 years old, captured Bey in giant floral headpieces, sprawled on staircases, and generally oozing divinity:
Beyoncé wrote the entire accompanying article herself, which explores her relationship with her post-baby body, paving the way for younger black artists, her Coachella and On The Run II performances, and her ancestry, among other things. Read it in full here.