Jimmy Fike was born on a cool December morning in Birmingham, Alabama, 1970. He received a BA in Art from Auburn University and an MFA in Photography from the Cranbrook Academy of Art under the tutelage of Carl Toth. Jim has taught art at Wake Forest and Ohio Universities and is currently an Art Faculty Member at Estrella Mountain College in Phoenix, Arizona. His photographic work endeavors to find creative, contemporary ways to approach landscape by incorporating place, identity, ecology, and mythology. His work has been in exhibited in numerous shows across the the United States and is the permanent collection of the George Eastman House Museum. When not creating art or teaching Jim enjoys reading, cooking, picking guitar, and hiking with his dogs Sallie and Scrappy Doo.