J.C Rice was born in Seattle, WA. He played baseball at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and graduated with a degree in Literature. He received a Masters degree in Teaching from the University of Alaska Anchorage and taught English and Photography at East Anchorage High School. Moving to The Bronx in 2004, he studied drawing and painting while working as director of HavenArts Gallery. Since 2008 he has been working as a freelance photojournalist in New York. He is supported in all things by his partner Jackie and his sons Arrow and Otto.