Paradise Now: A Virtual Talk with Photographer Tyler Mitchell at the DIA
Tune in today as Brooklyn-based photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell hosts a virtual lecture in partnership with the DIA. The lecture will begin at 5:00pm EST and will stream online via Facebook and the DIA’s YouTube channel.
Mitchell, who currently has a collection of photography on display in The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion exhibition, is known for creating portraits of models in lavish green and colorful spaces that suggest a Black Utopia. His lecture will provide more insight into his style while suggesting ways in which we can create our own utopia.
At the age of 23, Mitchell became the youngest and first Black photographer to shoot the cover of Vogue. He has also worked with high-end fashion brands such as Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, and Vanity Fair, and was awarded the 2020 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship.
Photography by Tyler Mitchell at The New Black Vanguard exhibition. (photo: The Creative Armory)
By Jess McKenzie
Jess McKenzie is a brand identity designer from Detroit, MI. She is a self-proclaimed nerd that loves 80s movies and longs for Saturday morning cartoons to return. When she is not tied to her computer, she can be found taking random road trips and practicing landscape photography.