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Viola Davis’ Vanity Fair cover was shot by its first Black photographer

On July 14, Vanity Fair dropped its latest issue with cover star Viola Davis. Seeing the cover, I was completely and utterly mesmerized by the ‘How To Get Away with Murder’ star’s radiant skin and luscious curls. But there was one thought I just couldn’t shake: Davis’ cover was shot by a Black photographer for the first time in the magazine’s history.Yes, it is 2020 and we are still having “first” professional opportunities extended to Black and brown communities.According to The New York Times, Dario Calmese, the photographer behind the lens, didn’t know he was the first Black photographer to shoot the cover of Vanity Fair until about two weeks prior to the release.“To the best of our knowledge, it is the first Vanity Fair cover made by a Black photogra...