Jayanti Seiler has generated fine art photography for over twenty years. As a Professor at the School for Photography and Media Studies at Daytona State College since 2011, Jayanti teaches courses in photography, design, and videography. She is also the Assistant Chair of the Photography department at Daytona State College. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Photography from the University of Florida in 2011, 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 in 2000. In 2018, Jayanti released a book of her photographic series about the complexity and depth of human-animal relationships. In 2017 she founded the organization JayantiPictures, LLC. to promote, fund and produce artist works that increase understanding for the fair treatment of animals. Her 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).