Jake Reinhart (b. 1979) is a photographer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. in Sociology and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh. Born and raised in Southwestern 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.
His book Laurel Mountain Laurel was published by Deadbeat Club Press in 2021. 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 in 2017 and has been promoted by Collector Daily, The Heavy Collective, Photo Emphasis, Lenscratch, Slate, and Booooooom.
In 2018, an excerpt from Laurel Mountain Laurel was exhibited at Northern Kentucky University in conjunction with the FotoFocus Biennial. 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.
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.
Available for assignments and commissioned work