Jim Brown is an internationally traveled and published photographer and also teaches photography at Nossi college of Art. One of his sports photos of Tennessee Volunteer wide receiver Marquez North entitled "Tennessee Diving Catch" won "Best Sports Photo of 2013" sponsored by Kia & USA Today AdMeter. As a current contract photographer for USA Today Sports Images, his photographs are published daily in various forms of print and online media. He is a certified Career and Technical Education instructor in Graphic Communications. He has taught photography in five institutes of higher education and also taught Digital Art & Design to high school students. His photographic career spans over forty-five years with over thirty years in film and the darkroom. He received a BS degree in Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS degree in Art/Photography from East Tennessee State University.