Tina Knowles Lawson Demands That ‘Vogue’ Hire More Black Photographers
Beyoncé’s momma, Tina Knowles Lawson, is demanding that Anna Wintour hire more people of color at Vogue.
Tina recently posted a pic of British Vogue editor Edward Enninful on Instagram to congratulate him on his September covers — which featured folks like Patrisse Cullors, Angela Davis, and Joan Smalls.
Their portraits were shot by Misan Harriman, the first Black male photographer to shoot the cover of British Vogue.
“Kudos … for boldly putting our beautiful Activists on the cover!!!” Tina wrote, addressing Edward. “When will American Vogue step up and hire more Black Photographers for cover shoots? We’re waiting.”
Historically, Tyler Mitchell became the first Black photographer to shoot the cover of American Vogue when he photographed Beyoncé for its September issue in 2018.
In recent months, Anna and Condé Nast have received a lot of complaints of racism, which the editor had to address.
“I want to say plainly that I know Vogue has not found enough ways to elevate and give space to Black editors, writers, photographers, designers and other creators,” Anna said in June. “I take full responsibility for those mistakes.”
Damn. We’re with you, Tina!