Ms. Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA Certified

USPAP compliant through:



Photography Generalist; Contemporary Art Photography; 20th Century Photography; 19th Century Photography

Member Type

Certified Member


Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution; Insurance

Appraiser's Statement

Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA, has been working in the museum and gallery industry for 29 years, in the photography marketplace for 25 years, and has been appraising documentary & fine art photographs, photographic archives, and contemporary art for over 20 years. As a personal property appraiser, Stoots can work anywhere and has helped individuals and institutions across the United States and in Canada. 

In addition to her art appraisal work, Stoots lectures on the economic history of fine art & photography market, participates in public presentations centered around legacy and estate planning strategies for artists & photographers, and occasionally assists gallery colleagues at international photography fairs. Stoots has authored articles about the process and methodologies of appraisal valuations, as relates to photographs and photographic archives (e.g., essay included in the American Photography Archive Group’s The Photo Archive Handbook), and is currently engaged in research related to the (extraordinary) benefits of integrated arts education. She also has a series dedicated to photography history on social media.

Stoots is a photo historian who received her Master’s degree in the History of Art & Design from Pratt Institute (2013) and her Bachelor’s in Art History from the University of Oregon (1994). She acquired her museum training as a volunteer early in her career and was gallery manager of the S K Josefsberg Studio, a fine art photography gallery, in Portland, Oregon, from 1998 - 2004. She earned her appraising credentials in 2002 from NYU’s Appraisal Studies Program for Fine and Decorative Arts and is a Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). Stoots is qualified to do IRS appraisals under the guidelines of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and can provide reports that meet the International Valuation Standards (IVS).