Photographer Tyler Mitchell’s On His New Book And His Advice To Black Creatives

Tyler Mitchell doesn’t want his debut book to sit inanimately on your coffee table; he wants it to be “a beacon of what we hope Black lives will look like.” Its 206 pages take us on a journey through grassy fields where a group of sun-drenched Black men and women lie serenely atop picnic blankets and through streets where young men are dressed in sky blue collared shirts playing with Hula-Hoops. Mitchell’s work has perpetually encapsulated Black bodies as complex subjects while simultaneously eliminating the idea of the monolithic Black experience. His body of work thus far is a powerful exploration, taking the proposal of a Black utopia—a notion often dismissed—and not only materializing it but setting it ablaze. Read more at Vogue.