If you've been online these last few days, then there's a good chance you've seen the viral #VogueChallenge where people edit their own pictures to make them look like Vogue covers. While it's a fun challenge to partake in, it's also a call to Vogue and their lack of diversity. Throughout its 125 years in circulation, the magazine has notoriously lacked black people both in front of and behind the camera. It wasn't until 1976 (84 years after it was founded) that Vogue finally featured a black model on their cover for the first time ever. Then it would still be another 42 years until Beyoncé would have to use her influence to make them hire their first and only black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover.

The magazine's exclusivity problem has been a major force behind the viral challenge since it was propelled by black creatives who saw this major gap and decided to take matters into their own hands. And even though these aren't real, all the untapped talent in the faux covers just show that when given a chance, black creators will never disappoint. Scroll down to see some of our favorite #VogueChallenge covers!

 

@yontaskafepeyi

 

@thanuska.s

 

@official_jeddy

 

@adetayo_fotografi

 

@releoiv

 

@meilinginc

 

@symieon

 

@mainstreamvisuals

 

@_pius.k

 

@obidinzeribe

 

@mylotshotz

 

@k4iohenrique

 

@_ivyouslyelle_

 

@royalreelphotography_

 

@touchbylaura

 

@chanelmafla

 

What's your favorite #VogueChallenge cover shoot?