Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995, USA) is driven by dreams of paradise against the backdrop of history. Since his rise to prominence in the world of fashion, Mitchell has propelled a visual narrative of beauty, style, utopia, and the landscape that expands visions of Black life. C/O Berlin presents Mitchell’s first solo exhibition in Germany, offering new perspectives on his long-standing themes of self-determination and the extraordinary radiance of the everyday. It shows how portraiture can be rooted in the past while evoking imagined futures. Mitchell’s dynamic range of work, from his color-drenched photography in Cuba and his portraits made in the United States, Europe, and West Africa, to his video installations, sculptures, and his latest prints on mirrors and fabric, traces photography’s vital role in shaping a visual realm in which refuge and repose are central.