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.
Currently, he works as a Residential Art Faculty Member at Estrella Mountain College in Avondale, Arizona.
His photographic work endeavors to push the tradition of landscape photography into the realm of socially and ecologically engaged practice. His series on wild edible plants has been exhibited extensively across the USA, featured in the LA Times, Washington Post, and Mother Jones and accepted into the permanent collection of the George Eastman House Museum.