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Prince Gyasi becomes Pirelli calendar’s first black photographer | Fashion

[ad_1] The annual Pirelli calendar has been shot by a black photographer for the first time since its launch in 1964. The 28-year-old Ghanaian visual artist Prince Gyasi was in LA when he first got the call from the Italian tyre company asking him to fly to New York for a “vibe check”. Vibe checked, he got the job. The fact that he is the first black artist, and the first African, to shoot the calendar means a lot to him. “It’s about opening the door, opening the floodgate,” he said at a launch event in London on Wednesday. “If I open it and I close the door there’s no reason for me being the first artist to do that. It’s about what happens after, does it continue … It’s not just about having the title … for me it’s about other people being able to touch that opportunity.” The theme of this year’s calendar is timelessness, which is represented perhaps most literally through a shot of the evergreen Naomi Campbell standing in front of …