Veteran hiphop photographer Jonathan Mannion, is currently in Nigeria for a special program put together by leading cognac brand, Hennessy.
Hennessy Artistry is an annual event that celebrates various aspects and genres of music through series of engaging concerts and special feature shows. As part of the line up for this year’s gig, the American hiphop image captor was invited to share his vast wealth of knowledge in photography, its place in music and everything in between.
“We are excited about bringing Jonathan Mannion to Nigeria. Both Hennessy and Jonathan have played a key role in the development and formation of the DNA of the Hip Hop Music & Culture. Art and Hip Hop Enthusiasts will be presented with an invaluable opportunity to explore some of Jonathan Mannion’s legendary body of work. For us, this is an initiative which remains true to Hennessy Artistry – celebrating Music, and in this case, rather creatively and hopefully, memorably” Lere Awokoya – Brand Manager for Hennessy Nigeria.
Some of his choice works will be displayed at the Red Door Gallery in Victoria Island , Lagos in an exhibition which will be accessible to interested members of the public till the 5th of November 2016.
He will be speaking at an interactive session themed “Beyond The Music: Talk Presentation With Jonathan Mannion” tomorrow the 29th of October 2016 as well as being involved in a photography session and a club tour during the course of his stay.
Mannion is responsible for some of the most prolific hip hop album covers including Jay Z’s debut, Reasonable Doubt. He has had the pleasure of working with some of the most reputable rappers on the planet and is also respected for his works in the frontiers of film, fashion, sports and other industries alike.
He has since used his social media platforms to express his excitement and exploits of his visit to Nigeria.
LET US BEGIN. If you’re in Lagos, please join me in celebrating some of the truly legendary artists that have shaped the face of Hip Hop. It’s been an honor to bring this to life with the entire @hennessyofficialpage / @hennessy_ng teams! #MannionShotIt #HennessyArtistry2016 @reddoorng will be hosting the event. #PureVibes
Peep some of his amazing works below!
@hennessy_ng x @jonathanmannion x @reddoorng!! On the 27th, 6pm, please done play yourself and not be there!!! LAGOSSSSSSS LEGGGOOOOOO!!! @iamdiddy, hop on the jet and come see us in NIGERIA!! You said about 10 years ago that this image would look great in a gallery one day… that day has come!!!! Blessings & thanks!!! @hennessyofficialpage