Jacopo Quaranta has began studying photography at 19 in Rome, and finished his studies in New York at the International Center of Photography, in the Master of Documentary and Photojournalism program 2010.
After his first degree at the ISFCI of Rome, he moved to London where he met Naomi, who let him photograph her darkness. Naomi’s project was published several times and exhibited around Italy, like in Winephoto Festival.
After the degree at ICP, he worked for New York-based newspapers, such as AM New York and Wall Street Journal.
In 2010 he moved to Lebanon for 3 months and started a documentary long term project focused on the Armenian neighborhood in Beirut. When the revolution in Cairo began, he felt the call to go to Egypt. The pictures of Tahrir Square were published on TIME.com, British Journal of Photography, and won the International Photo Award as best Editorial Photographer of the year.
Jacopo is currently photographing life around him and he is focusing on street photography, both to strengthen and getting deeper his photographic vision.
Among his publications and clients: Fader, Foto8.com, The New York Times Lens Blog, Corriere della Sera, CEI, The Wall Street Journal, AMNewYork, Touring Club Italia.