This is friggin’ HUGE!


A portrait of Beyoncé that was used for the September 18′ issue of Vogue Magazine is making its way to the Smithsonian! Photographer Tyler Mitchell announced his portrait will be ‘acquired by the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.’  In a statement issued for CNN, associate curator of photographs Leslie Ureña says, “We are delighted to acquire this magnificent portrait of Beyoncé.”


Tyler posted the photo of Bey on his Instagram page and in the caption writes, “A year ago today we broke the flood gates open,” he wrote. “Now I’m glad to share this picture is being acquired into the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection.”




According to Billboard, Mitchell made history by becoming the first African-American to shoot a cover for the iconic publication,” and it’s been reported the photo will also be added to the collection in Washington, D.C. and will be part of an exhibit that has yet to be dated. 


Below are some other photos that were used for Beyoncé’s Vogue cover.



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