ExhibitionsTyler Mitchell: Idyllic Space
Future Exhibition

Tyler Mitchell: Idyllic Space

June 21 – December 1, 2024

Tyler Mitchell (American, born 1995), Albany, Georgia, 2021, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist.

Atlanta native Tyler Mitchell (born 1995) ascended to global prominence when he photographed Beyoncé for the September 2018 issue of Vogue — the first Black artist to shoot the cover in the magazine’s history. This summer, the High will present a major exhibition featuring his seamless blend of fine art and fashion photography, along with a new photo-sculptural artwork. In his practice, he centers Black self-determination and empowerment with affirmative images of people who are often shown enjoying the freedom of leisure, play, and recreation.

This homecoming exhibition will feature more than thirty photographs considering his examination of themes such as masculinity, motherhood, domesticity, rest, and the natural world. The playfully theatrical, expressive works explore style, beauty, and identity and delve into the profound themes of family and connection, capturing not just moments but the essence of relationships, as they weave a narrative of love, intimacy, and shared experiences.

Tyler Mitchell (American, born 1995), Ancestors, 2021, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist.

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Tyler Mitchell (American, born 1995), Untitled (Trust), 2018, archival pigment print, courtesy of the artist.

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This exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Premier Exhibition Series Sponsor 

Premier Exhibition Series Supporters

Mr. Joseph H. Boland, Jr.

Contributing Exhibition Series Supporters 

Farideh and Al Azadi

Generous support is also provided by  

Alfred and Adele Davis Exhibition Endowment Fund, Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Fund, Barbara Stewart Exhibition Fund, Dorothy Smith Hopkins Exhibition Endowment Fund, Eleanor McDonald Storza Exhibition Endowment Fund, The Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Fund, Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Helen S. Lanier Endowment Fund, John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Exhibition Endowment Fund, Katherine Murphy Riley Special Exhibition Endowment Fund, Margaretta Taylor Exhibition Fund, RJR Nabisco Exhibition Endowment Fund, and USI Insurance Services.