Cool Hunting Video: Photographer Jonathan Mannion

We learn about two decades of photographing hip-hop icons; from Nas to Jay-Z to Lauryn Hill

If you’ve ever wondered who is behind the cover art for some of hip-hop’s most iconic albums then you may be familiar with Jonathan Mannion. With almost 20 years in the industry, the Ohio-born photographer has made a name for himself snapping photos of hip-hop royalty from Jay-Z to Aaliyah, OutKast, Nas and more. We spent an afternoon with Mannion discussing his career, how photography has evolved and his recent efforts with Don’t Steal Possible; where he lead a photography workshops aimed at curbing the education crisis in New York state. A first in a series led by tastemakers that will take place throughout the year