Jay Seldin ©IraBlackPhotography 2016

Things to know about Jay Seldin

I am a teacher, photographer, adventurer and world citizen. I am a student of observation. The photographs in my portfolios are portraits, social documentary and landscape. . Not just to photograph a person, but to make that person important and empowered. It’s true, I am a teller of tales, the images I make are my words that tell the story of the people, their challenges, their love and their hope that I see through my lens.

I have a bachelor’s degree in art and psychology, and a master’s degree in visual art and photography. And I think, more importantly then any degrees that one can have, are real life experiences in your field of studies. I’m pretty sure that’s been more important to me than both those degrees..

I have spent the better half of my life in the classrooms as an educator in art, photography photojournalism and digital design. I am a practitioner of composition, using only natural light in  all my photographs.

I am sponsored by Canson digital papers as one of their ‘ambassadors in photography’ andI own and operate a photo travel workshop company based in the NY metro area. 


My photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally as well as my work being collected in corporations, museums and private clients.