In the magazine’s prestigious 126 year history, no Black photographer has ever done the cover.

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2. Jamel Shabazz

For over 40 years, some of the best moments in NYC history were captured by this man. Imagine all the Subway backdrops he could’ve captured for Vogue covers.

3. Carrie Mae Weems

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Capturing the essence of a Black woman was Weems’ specialty. She’d totally slay a Beyonce Vogue cover.

8. Gerald Cyrus

Cyrus’ photos are so timeless that they still feel fresh and vibrant, no matter when you look at them.