As part of a global effort to interpret a theme of “hope” across 26 editions, Vogue U.K. is putting the spotlight on the people effecting change across various fields and issues, from systemic racism to disability discrimination to gender inequality, in its September 2020 issue.
Titled “Activism Now,” the cover features 20 activists, photographed in black and white. Some of those featured include Tamika Mallory and Jesse Williams, Prof. Angela Davis, and Dr. Bernice A. King. It’s also fronted by model and Gurls Talk founder Adwoa Aboah and professional footballer and philanthropist Marcus Rashford, shot by Misan Harriman (the first Black male photographer to shoot a British Vogue cover).
In his editor’s letter, Edward Enninful explained the inspiration for the portfolio. “This month, all international Vogues, of which there are currently an impressive 26, are uniting to dedicate their September covers to one shared theme: hope. I knew instantly and deeply believed in what British Vogue’s interpretation needed to be — an ode to the extraordinary voices, old and young, who in this difficult year have devoted their energies to fighting for a fairer society,” he wrote.
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