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Tyler Mitchell announces first ever solo show, I Can Make You Feel Good


Boys of Walthamstow, 2018 © Tyler Mitchell (Via Tyler Mitchell/Foam Fotografiemuseum)

Regular readers of It’s Nice That will know that we’ve got a bit of a thing for American photographer Tyler Mitchell. The prodigiously young, uber-talented snapper made global headlines back in August 2018 when he became the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover in the magazine’s 126-year history.

This weekend gone, Mitchell announced his first solo show, I Can Make You Feel Good. Set to open at Amsterdam’s Foam Fotografiemuseum in April of this year, the show brings together a stash of images from his commissioned and personal works, and two brand new video pieces.

The gallery states that Mitchell “produces holistic imagery of individuals from his community and brings their humanity to the forefront,” in an attempt to visualise a “black utopia.”

Speaking to Foam as part of the show announcement, the photographer says that his time spent on Tumblr as a teenager was pivotal to his development as an artist. “I would very often come across sensual, young, attractive white models running around being free and having so much fun – the kind of stuff Larry Clark and Ryan McGinley would make. I very seldom saw the same for black people in images – or at least in the photography I knew of then.”

I Can Make You Feel Good runs from 19 April – 5 June 2019 at Foam. Get yourself in the mood for it by turning back the hands of time and re-reading the catch-up we had with one of photography’s hottest properties as part of 2018’s Review of the Year.


Untitled (Two Girls Embrace), 2018 © Tyler Mitchell (Via Tyler Mitchell/Fotografiemuseum)