Jimmy Fike was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1970. He earned a BA in Art from Auburn University and an MFA in Photography from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
He's worked as an Art Professor at Wake Forest and Ohio Universities. Currently, he's Residential Art Faculty and Exhibitions Coordinator at Estrella Mountain College in Avondale, Arizona.
His photographic work endeavors to push the tradition of landscape photography into the realm of socially engaged practice. His series on wild edible plants has been exhibited extensively across the USA, feautured in the LA times and accepted into the permanent collection of the George Eastman House Museum.