John Crouch was born and raised in Burleson, Texas. In 2014, he received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography at the University of Texas at Arlington. During his studies there he began to focus his interests in creating works involving issues of gender, identity, and sexuality. There he also earned several awards from local institutions including The Barnett Foundation Photography Award for Outstanding Body of Work, which he earned twice. He currently lives in New York City and is working on his Masters of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts.