Issue #59 of Wax Poetics magazine features a collection of never-before-seen images of Aaliyah taken during a 2001 session with Mannion. In this issue, writer Michael A. Gonzales review’s Aaliyah’s debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, which turns twenty this year. The album,a mélange of RnB, hip-hop, and pop, helped to define both Aaliyah and mentor R. Kelly as heroes of 90’s RnB.

Mannion Studio is pleased to present the official visuals for KES The Band’s single, “Endless Summer.” Shot over the course of two days in NYC and featuring memorable locales such as Miss Lily’s and Milk Studios, Mannion effortlessly blends Trini culture with the aesthetic of summer in New York.

The first single from Big K.R.I.T.’s upcoming album Cadillactica was released late last week. The cover for “Pay Attention” features a shot from Mannion’s shoot with K.R.I.T. earlier this year in Atlanta, GA. Stream the new single at the link provided below:

Jonathan had the distinct pleasure of interviewing SZA last month at the Apple Store in Soho. SZA, born Solana Rowe, signed to TDE in August of last year after releasing the the well-received “S” and “See.SZA.Run” EPs in 2013.

In this interview, Jonathan forgoes asking “statistical” questions in favor of getting to the heart of what drives, inspires, and underlies SZA’s creative process.

Jonathan will be speaking at the Apple Store in Soho this coming Thursday (June 19) at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public, but requires an RSVP for admission. To RSVP, navigate to and scroll down to Jonathan’s event.

Jonathan had the pleasure of speaking at the Ted-Ed conference in New Orleans earlier this year.

In this lecture, Jonathan speaks about his twenty-year career and shares some wisdom he has picked up along the way.

Inspiration for your Friday afternoon.

Jonathan Mannion x AKOO Clothing Brand.

Purchase the collection by clicking HERE.

Jonathan sat down with E.Bro and Laura Stylez at Hot97 to discuss his entrance into the photography world, the evolution of the hip-hop industry, his recent collaborative release with AKOO, and his personal love for reggae and Carribean culture.

Yesterday morning, Jonathan sat down with Sway at Shade 45 to discuss  his recent collaborative project with AKOO. Jonathan shares some stories behind the images featured in the lines, as well as speaks about his first time shooting Eminem for the monumental “Marshall Mathers LP”.

TORONTO - Don’t miss Jonathan’s pre-event discussion at “40 Years of Hip Hop Photography” tomorrow night, Friday May 2nd!
Get your tickets HERE . Space is limited!!

Photo by Katie Piper

TORONTO - Don’t miss Jonathan’s pre-event discussion at “40 Years of Hip Hop Photography” tomorrow night, Friday May 2nd!

Get your tickets HERE . Space is limited!!

Photo by Katie Piper

Jonathan is proud to be showing images at the upcoming “40 Years of Hip-Hop Photography” gallery show in Toronto, Canada. The show’s official opening is on Friday, May 2nd, so if you’re in the area, swing by! Jonathan will be showing images alongside other famed shooters including Jamel Shabazz, Charlie Ahearn, and Estevan Oriol.

Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE

Our friend Nicole was on set a few weeks back when Jonathan was shooting Cassie for Young & Reckless. Check out her video to see a behind the scenes recap of the day, as well as a preview of the Cassie x Young and Reckless  x Jonathan Mannion images.

The new and improved is live. Head over to the site to see new (and old) images by Jonathan, prints for sale, and a whole bunch more.

Mass Appeal Issue #54 hits newsstands this week, and features photographs of legendary graffiti artist Futura 2000. This set of photographs are among the last shot in Jonathan’s East 23rd Street studio.

Head over to Mass Appeal by clicking the link above to read an excerpt from the interview with Futura.

Jonathan recently collaborated with Akoo Clothing Company on a collection of apparel drawing influence from Jonathan’s archive. Jonathan sat down at Agenda Las Vegas to speak about the collaboration.