Born in the Ohio River town of Owensboro, Kentucky in 1977, Jed Conklin began pursuing photography while studying at Western Kentucky University where he received a bachelor degree in both photojournalism and print journalism. His first photography job landed him in Pinedale, Wyoming where he was an intern at the Pinedale Roundup. Later Conklin would intern at the Concord Monitor, the Jackson Hole News and Guide and would be hired full time at The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington.
In late 2007 Conklin left The Spokesman-Review to freelance. Since then life has been quite the adventure for Conklin. He has been shooting pictures in Europe, Mexico, Morocco, China, Canada, and now for Team 5!