While Vogue is being slammed for not hiring a Black photographer for shooting its August cover, Vanity Fair seems to have made a good choice. For the first time in its 35-year history, the magazine hired a Black photographer to shoot its cover photo. It was shot by Dario Calmese, featuring the amazing Viola Davis.
With its July/August issue, Vogue Portugal caused quite an outrage. While the issue is dedicated to an important topic of mental health, the cover has completely failed in addressing this sensitive issue. “The Madness Issue” depicts a patient in what seems like a retro mental institution as two nurses take care of her. As it was probably expected, both the name and the cover image caused a strong backlash.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, it finally became clear to us how important some jobs are. Or better to say, how important are the people who were doing it despite all risks. British Vogue wanted to recognize these key workers and thank them. So, instead of models, stars of Vogue’s July cover are three essential workers: an overground train driver, a supermarket assistant, and a midwife.