2018, thus far has been a year of ‘first woman to…’ as we have seen in recent events, women breaking the glass ceiling in the different spheres of society. Which is why on today’s episode ‘women empowerment’, the Edward Enninful-approved Nadine Ijewere will be making history as the first black woman photographer to ever shoot a Vogue cover.
Last September, Tyler Mitchell made history as the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover, marking a defining moment for diversity in the fashion industry.
Most known for her Stella McCartney editorial, Ijewere delved deeper into the fashion world by photographing Rihanna for Allure’s beauty issue earlier this year. For British Vogue, she shot global pop star, Dua Lipa for the magazine’s first issue of 2019.
Announcing this on Instagram, Ijewere said:
“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.”
We’re glad for defining moments like this that create diversity in the fashion industry, and we are certainly looking forward to more wins like this.
Photography Credits: Nadine Ijewere