Jeff Pappas was born in 1962 in Peekskill, New York. He attended Muhlenberg College, studied photojournalism with Larry Fink and received a BA in communications in 1986. After college he moved to Brooklyn and studied at Pratt Institute where he received his MFA in 1990. His Art and photography have been collected and published internationally in The New York Times, The London Times, Arena magazine and others.