Jay Boersma is a photographer, artist, and teacher. A portion of his Simple Truths portfolio is part of the permanent collection of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago and his Changing Chicago work is featured in the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. He received the MFA in Photography at Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, and the BA in Photography/Art at Columbia College Chicago. For twenty years, he was a tenured professor of photography and art. This was followed by fifteen years as the creative director of online operations at a major print and digital publisher. A technological early-adopter, he developed and employed Internet technologies to teach art before the Web existed but the core of his creative life began with, and remains, photography.