Mason Poole Photographs Beyoncé [Updated]

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. 🙏🏽❤️👨🏽👩🏽👧🏽👶🏾👶🏾

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No doubt you are aware of this by now, but last month Beyoncé gave birth to twins—Sir and Rumi Carter—and today she shared a photograph of her holding them in front of a soaring canopy of flowers, wrapped in a stunning pink gown by Alejandro Gómez Palomo. It’s a sequel of sorts to the pregnancy shot that she released back in February, but it was not shot by the same up-and-coming photographer, Awol Erizku, despite initial reports that the artist was responsible. Mason Poole is, in fact, the photographer.

At the time of that original photo, Erizku’s involvement was something of a secret. Presumably because of non-disclosures and privacy concerns and so forth, no one at first quite wanted to confirm his involvement, but it eventually came out. This time, Erizku was erroneously credited with the photo upon its release by numerous outlets (and ARTnews followed suit), no doubt because the image does appear to be quite similar to his previous work.

Update, July 17: This post has been updated to reflect that Mason Poole, not Awol Erizku, was responsible for the recent photograph of Beyoncé. We regret the error.

Below, please enjoy the video for Beyonce’s 2016 song “Hold Up.”

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