21-Year-Old Black Woman Becomes The Youngest Cover Photographer In British Vogue’s History

Meet Kennedi Carter, the 21-Year-Old Beyoncé fan who became the youngest cover photographer in British Vogue’s history.

Beyonce Knowles-Carter specifically requested that a Black woman photograph her for the cover of British Vogue, giving Kennedi Carter the opportunity of a lifetime.

“I thought I wouldn’t be able to do something at this level unless I was older, with many years in the game,” she said, according to Vogue. “This is for people at the pinnacle of their careers.”

With the little experience she has, she stated, “I was just going with the flow. I had done a lot of research into how she works, and I had underestimated how much she’s willing to submit herself to a vision and truly become someone else’s muse,” says Carter, who worked closely with Parkwood Entertainment creative director Kwasi Fordjour on the shoot.

As far as working with the Queen B, British Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edward Enniful said, “Everyone always wants to know what it’s like to work with Beyoncé and her incredible team, and the answer is… flawless. A perfectionist to the core, more than anything, she wanted her Vogue moment to be filled with positivity as this trickiest of years draws to a close. As ever with Beyoncé’s goals, she got her wish. Enjoy!”

The issue hits newsstands on November 6.

Last week, Beyoncé and adidas released the second iteration of their partnership with the adidas x IVY PARK collection titled, “Drip 2,” this time around, the collection includes apparel featuring several pieces with inclusive sizing and gender-neutral performance gear, footwear, and accessories.