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Cool Hunting talks with Jonathan Mannion: The Photographer behind hip-hop's most iconic albums

2/13/2015 Matt 0 Comments

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 (website).

© 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.

Cool Hunting 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.

© Jonathan Mannion

A first in a series led by tastemakers that will take place throughout the year

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