Born in Detroit, James Dozier has remained a resident of his birthplace. He studied Chemistry and Computer Science at Wayne State University. His passion for photography and art came about as a personal interest. Dozier is a self taught photographer and an avid collector of art. He is an active member of the local art scene and believes in supporting and collecting the work of local artists.
His own photographic work has received several awards and fellowships, including the 1996 New Initiatives for the Arts award. In addition to receiving many local and national grants, his images have appeared in numerous solo and group shows, and he has been chosen to curate a number of photographic exhibitions as well.