Jake Reinhart (b. 1979) is a photographer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born and raised in South Western Pennsylvania; his work is informed by the region’s history and explores the importance of place in relation to the formation of identity and community. Throughout all of 2020, his photographs were featured in a weekly column for ZEITmagazin titled “Pittsburgh 2020”, as well as published in the Spring / Summer ZEITmagazin International edition. His project “Where The Land Gives Way” was published as a zine by Deadbeat Club in 2017 and has been promoted nationally and internationally by Collector Daily, The Heavy Collective, Photo Emphasis, Lenscratch, Slate, and Booooooom.
In 2018, an excerpt from his project “Laurel Mountain Laurel” was exhibited at Northern Kentucky University in conjunction with the FotoFocus Biennial. That body of work is being published as a photobook under the same title, scheduled for release by Deadbeat Club in 2021. His photographs and zines are held in institutional collections such as: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Research Library; London College of Communication Special Collection; RISD Fleet Library Special Collection and PNC Bank, NA. Corporate Art Collection. He was previously awarded a Flight School Fellowship in 2017 and the Pittsburgh Filmmakers emerging photographer grant in 2015.
Jake earned a B.A. in Sociology and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. He served on the board of directors at the Silver Eye Center for Photography and worked with the Magenta Foundation as their regional coordinator for the Pittsburgh Area.