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Nadine Ijewere Makes History As The First Black Female Photographer To Shoot A VOGUE Cover

Nadine Ijewere Makes History As The First Black Female Photographer To Shoot A VOGUE Cover


Beyoncé opened the door and now others are following. Photographer Tyler Mitchell made history in September when he shot Beyoncé’s Vogue cover, becoming the first black person ever to shoot a Vogue cover. This moment changed history and the advancement in fashion was proven. Now Edward Enninful, Chief Editor of British Vogue has given way to yet another milestone – this time the recipient of this grace is Nigerian-Jamaican Photographer Nadine Ijewere.

Most notable for her polarising Stella McCartney editorial, Nadine has become the first black woman to shoot a Vogue cover. This, of course, is not her first major gig, she previously shot Rihanna’s Fenty line for Allure Magazine in September and has done some work for Vogue Ukraine, Vogue Italia and other top publications.

Taking to Instagram she wrote:

“If you had told me last year I would have photographed for British Vogue, I would have said not possible. If you had told me a cover, I would have thought perhaps in a parallel universe. I am so grateful for this opportunity I have been given to shoot for a publication where I once felt perhaps I didn’t.”

The cover is for the Magazine’s January 2019 issue and features pop star, Dua Lipa.

We love small wins like this and although we would wish for a better world with equal opportunity for all races, we are happy for the gradual changes.


Here’s a look at the Nadine Ijewere-shot British Vogue cover…

Photo Credit: IG | Nadineijewere

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