The J. Rheingold Gallery houses some of the greatest pop-culture images, shot by the premiere photographers of our generation. Founded by veteran Publisher, Jonathan Rheingold, a creator of the legendary XXL, Slam, Revolver, Antenna and RESPECT. magazines, the gallery shares his deep emotional connection to the photographic arts and the individuals that capture incredible moments—the photographers.
"A defining moment in my career was when I spent the entire day with Gordon Parks in preparation for his photo shoot of the "Greatest Day in 'Hip-Hop History' for XXL. As the close to 200 rappers assembled across three brownstones in Harlem, an enormous shadow began to eclipse the entire shoot. Gordon could see the staff was nervous that we may loose the opportunity to document this historical moment for the cover of XXL. But then I had remembered what he said earlier in the day as he adjusted his tripod...'all we need is one good shot.' That effected me deeply. He was right. Hip-Hop once again overcame adversity and the great Gordon Parks, made history as a powerful tribute to the late great Art Kane."
In 2009 Jonathan founded RESPECT.—the photo journal of Hip-Hop culture. "The DJ's, the producers, the rappers...even their management were getting their shine, but no one was acknowledging the photographers, who were responsible for documenting the culture." RESPECT. was the first publication to celebrate the photo journalists and the stories behind their images. Recently the NYT Lens section linked to this story featuring Jonathan’s lost photos from that great day https://cover.respect-mag.com/
J. Rheingold strives to be one of the premiere galleries for fine art photographic prints
Jonathan A. Rheingold at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture — standing next to a 58 x 58 artist proof he donated to the Gordon Park Foundation. The photo is a rare image of Gordon Parks, hours before the legendary “Greatest Day in Hip-Hop” shoot he captured for XXL magazine on September 29, 1998 in Harlem, New York.