Vogue UK spotlights Black activists, social change
LONDON The British issue of Vogue is devoting its September issue to activism, with a cover featuring two Black activists and produced by a predominantly Black team. The cover features 22-year-old Manchester United soccer star Marcus Rashford, who in June successfully campaigned to force Britains government to grant free food vouchers to poor families during the summer holidays. They were photographed by Misan Harriman, the first Black photographer tasked with shooting the magazines September issue traditionally seen as the most important one in the Vogue calendar. The fold-out cover features 18 other faces, including campaigners for the Black Lives Matter movement, feminists and anti-racism activists. He said that the incident highlighted how despite his achievements, "the first thing that some people will judge you on is the color of your skin.Last year, the September issue of British Vogue was guest-edited by Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.