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LONDON–The British issue of Vogue is dedicating its September issue to activism, Covering two black activists and produced by a predominantly black team. Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, who is Black, said he wanted the magazine's new issue, to be published Friday, to be a "rallying cry for the future." He said 2020 is a "moment of necessary change," and told the BBC that the focus on activism was a "no brainer" decision He said 2020 is a “moment of necessary change,” and told the BBC that the focus on activism was a “no brainer” decision.

Marcus Rashford & Adwoa Aboah Lead An Inspiring Army Of Activists On Vogue’s September Cover.

The cover features 22-year-old Manchester United soccer star Marcus Rashford, who in June successfully campaigned to force Britain’s government to grant free food vouchers to poor families during the summer holidays.

The special pull-out September 2020 cover features the “faces of hope”.

 He posed alongside model and mental health activist Adwoa Aboah. They were photographed by Misanharriman, the first Black photographer tasked with shooting the magazine’s September issue — traditionally seen as the most important one in the Vogue calendar.

Enninful" knows that there are many talented people from a diverse background who have never had a fair chance, finally the door is ajar,” Harriman said. The fold-out cover features 18 other faces, including campaigners for the Black lives matter movement, feminists and anti-racism activists. Enninful said last month that he was “racially profiled” by a security guard at his office, who told him to “use the loading bay” as he arrived for work.

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Inside, there are additional cover portraits by: Philip-Daniel Ducasse, Texas Isaiah, Chrisean Rose, Eddie Hernandez and Reginald Cunningham of Dr. Meenal VizTamika D. Mallory, Riz Ahmed, Janet Mock, Professor Angela Davis, Jane Elliott, @disability_visibility's Alice Wong, Jesse Williams, Joan SmallsReni Eddo-LodgeJustice4Grenfell's Yvette Williams, Patrick HutchinsonPatrisse Cullors-BrignacClara AmfoBernice A. KingJanaya Future KhanFiona Dwyer and Brittany Packnett Cunningham. The cover's accompanying story was written by Afua Hirsch.



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