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Jayanti Seiler has generated fine art and commercial photography for over twenty years. As an Associate Professor at the Daytona State College Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach Florida since 2011, she teaches courses in photography, design, and videography. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the University of Florida where she was the recipient of the Graduate Fellowship Award and she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design where she received the T.C. Colley Award and Scholarship. In 2018, she released a first edition fine art book of her series, "Of One and The Other", about the complexity of human-animal relationships. Jayanti founded the organization JayantiPictures, LLC. in 2017 to promote, fund and produce artist works that increase understanding for the fair treatment of animals.

Jayanti's photography has gained national and international recognition in publications including, The New York Times LENS, LIFE FORCE Magazine (UK), GEO WISSEN Magazine (Germany), Index, hu (Hungary), and The Telegraph (UK), Véganes magazine contreculturel (Canada), Vision Magazine (Beijing), LENSCRATCH, and Bird In Flight Magazine (Russia). Jayanti’s work has been exhibited at the Southeast Museum of Photography (FL), Workspace Gallery (NE), Chiang Mai University Art Museum (Thailand), Harvard University (MA), Museum of Contemporary Art (GA), and The von Liebig Art Center (FL). In 2011, she became a Guardian ad Litem (GAL), a court appointed advocate representing the rights of children in the foster care system. During this time she created a film featuring monologues of former foster children and GAL volunteers. The film was exhibited at University Gallery at UF, and screened at the Pride Community Center of North Central FL and the Alachua County Partnership for Strong Families (FL).

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