Jim Korpi began his photographic career working with community newspapers in New England. He served as a Visual Journalism fellow at the Poynter Institute in Florida and was awarded the Howard Chapnick Award for compassionate photography. In 2005, Korpi received a Fulbright Scholarship to Jordan, and his photographs were exhibited in Amman. He traveled with his wife to Morocco, Egypt and Syria and ehibited his photographs in Washington, D.C. He lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.