Ms. Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA Certified

USPAP compliant through:



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

Member Type

Certified Member


Insurance; Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution

Appraiser's Statement

Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA, has been working in the museum and gallery industry for 30 years, in the photography marketplace for 26 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, specific to photographs and photographic archives, and has a piece included in the forthcoming 2nd edition of The Photo Archive Handbook: What You Need to Know, published by the American Photography Archives Group (APAG). 

Stoots is a photo historian who earned 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). She is also on the Resource Council for the Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts and on the board of the Native American Art Council at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.