Beyoncé's Vogue Cover To Be Displayed At Smithsonian Portrait Gallery

 

A portrait of singer Beyoncé is set to hang in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery's permanent collection. According to CNN, photographer Tyler Mitchell made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday.

The portrait comes from a spread Mitchell shot for Vogue in September of 2018 and shows the star in a gold Valentino dress and wearing a hat.

Mitchell was only 23 when he took the history-making photo, making him one of the youngest to ever shoot a cover for Vouge, as well as being the first African-American to do so.

"You'd imagine someone as famous as Beyoncé to be protective of her image, but she was really an open book -- and that's exactly what you want as a photographer," Mitchell reveals.

Smithsonian curator Leslie Ureña adds, "We are delighted to acquire this magnificent portrait of Beyoncé."

 
 
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