Birney Imes was born in 1951. A life-long resident of Columbus, Mississippi, Birney Imes has been photographing the region for nearly thirty years. Imes received a degree in history in 1973 from the University of Tennessee. Birney Imes documents the deep South, and has a particular interest in the juke joints from the Mississippi Delta. Birney Imes’ work can be found in the public collections of The Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA.