Jacopo Quaranta started studying photography at 19 in Rome taking his first degree in photography at ISFCI in 2006.
In March 2007 he moved to London where he focused on a project about Naomi, an alcoholic neighbour.
The Naomi project was awarded with the second prize at IPA, non professional-category in General News section; it was published in print on the Big Issue Magazine, on the Italian newspaper Repubblica (online), on foto8.com and burnmagazine.com. It has also been selected in 2009 for the WinePhoto Exhibition in Italy.
During Summer of 2009 he went to Malawi to document and cover the projects carried out by the Italian NGO COOPI. The pictures were used for some communication campaigns of COOPI.
In 2009, he attended the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York and graduated one year after.
He worked for the Wall street journal while staying in New York and from Italy.
In February 2011 while he was in Beirut, the Revolution started in Egypt so he decided to cover the story about the protesters in Cairo.
The pictures of Tahrir Square were published on Time.com.
He has been interviewed about his experience in Cairo by Lens Blog, run by The New York Times.
He has teached various workshops and courses in Rome.
Among his publications and clients: The Wall Street Journal, Time, Fader, Time.com, Burnmagazine.org, Foto8.com, Repubblica.it, The British Journal of Photography, AM New York, The Big Issue, The New York Times Lens Blog, MIT Press, Corriere della Sera and Touring of National Geographic.