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Beyoncé made Anna Wintour hire the first black photographer to shoot the cover of US Vogue, sources say

Is there anything she can’t do?

VOGUE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Anna Wintour gave Beyoncé unprecedented control over the cover of the upcoming September issue, according to sources.

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As a result, the music icon hired the first black photographer to shoot a cover in the publication’s 126-year history.

The publication is contractually obligated to give Beyoncé full control over the cover, the photos of her inside the magazine and the captions, which she has written herself and are in long-form, according to two sources who are familiar with the agreement between Vogue and Beyoncé but aren’t authorized to speak to the press.

If it’s true, it will be a fashion first, as cover subjects are usually given little to no say in their photos and are sent the cover in the week ahead of publication, a source familiar with the editorial process at the publication told HuffPost.

It’s reported that the ‘Partition’ singe chose 23-year old Tyler Mitchell to shoot her cover.

You can see more on his Instagram here.

“I depict black people and people of color in a really real and pure way,” Mitchell, who has already made a splash by shooting campaigns for Marc Jacobs and Givenchy, told The New York Times in December.

There is an honest gaze to my photos.”

Beyoncé’s last September issue cover was in 2015 and was shot by Mario Testino. While she wasn’t given the same level of control over that cover or issue, it still made waves because she did not participate in an interview for it -something that had not happened in several years with a non-model cover subject.

beyonce-september-cover-2015 Beyoncé's 2015 US Vogue cover shot by Mario Testino

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