Inspiration: Jonathan Mannion is one of New York’s most essential hip hop photographers and the man behind some of the most iconic album covers.

For almost 20 years, Jonathan Mannion has been the photographer whose lens has defined hip-hop.  Ohio-born he made a name for himself photographing hip-hop royalty from Snoop Dogg, OutKast, Jay-Z and many more. Cool Hunting recently caught up with him to discuss his work, how it’s evolved over the years and his involvement in a project called “Don’t Steal Possible”.  Where Jonathan lead photography workshops aimed at the education crisis in New York.

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