Jay Shoots was born in Winter Park, Florida and has lived for many years in Atlantic Beach in Jacksonville, Florida. Shoots attended the New England School of Photography in Boston from 1982-83 followed by the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University from 1975-77. Perhaps most well-known for his documentary-style portrait photographs, Shoots also depicts still lifes and object studies in his photography, sculpture, and mixed media works. Shoots' artwork has been exhibited extensively throughout Florida and is represented in several collections including the Espace Photographie de Paris, France, the Institute for Cultural Exchange in Tubingen, Germany, and the Hechinger Collection in Washington D.C., among others.
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