Bio

Jayanti Seiler has generated fine art and commercial photography for over twenty years. As an Associate Professor at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach Florida, she has taught technical and creative art courses in photography since 2011. She founded the organization JayantiPictures, LLC. in 2017, to promote, fund and produce artist works that increase understanding for the fair treatment of animals. In 2018, she released a first edition fine art book of her series titled, Of One and The Other, capturing the complexity of human-animal relationships. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Florida and her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her photography has gained national and international recognition in publications including The New York Times LENS, LIFE FORCE Magazine in the UK, GEO WISSEN Magazine in Germany, LENSCRATCH, Véganes, magazine contreculturel in Canada, Vision Magazine in Beijing, Edge of Humanity Magazine, Muybridge's Horse Magazine, Bird In Flight Magazine in Russia, and Discovery Animalist Channel.

Her photography has been exhibited in the USA and internationally including the Southeast Museum of Photography, Workspace Gallery in Nebraska, Chiang Mai University Art Museum in Thailand, Harvard University, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, The von Liebig Art Center in Naples Florida, and Washington State University. Jayanti ran a commercial photography business for eight years while teaching art full-time in the Sarasota County school system. In 2011, she was a Guardian ad Litem (GAL) in Alachua County Florida, a court appointed advocate that represents 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 the University Gallery at the University of Florida, screened at the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida and the Alachua County Partnership for Strong Families.