Vanity Fair Hires Black Photographer to Shoot the Cover for the First Time Ever

In the midst of the controversy surrounding the recent VOGUE cover featuring shot by Annie Leibovitz, Vanity Fair is tackling the issue head on: the magazine’s latest cover, featuring actress Viola Davis, was shot a black photographer for the first time in the magazine’s 35-year history.
The cover and cover story was revealed earlier today, and the entire feature—from the profile of Davis, to the Editor’s letter that accompanied the issue, to the cover shot by photographer Dario Calmese—tackles issues of representation and systemic racism within the magazine world and beyond.
Davis addresses this directly in her profile:
They’ve [Vanity Fair] had a problem in the past with putting Black women on the covers. But that’s a lot of magazines, that’s a lot of beauty…


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