jacopo scarabelli bioJacopo Scarabelli is a professional photographer based in Milan, Italy. 

He trained as a photographer in the photographic studio owned by his family where he also managed the transition from analogue to digital.
He’s the owner of the same studio where he has worked since 2004.

In 2008 he started to travel the world and thanks to those experiences he began to produce personal projects.
He won the “Honorable Mention Award” at the International Photography Awards and he’s been exhibited at Malpensa Airport with some travel and landscape projects.

Since 2016 he has studied and produced documentary photography. He joined masterclasses with the “World Press Photo” awarded photographers Paolo Marchetti, Fulvio Bugani and Giulio Di Sturco and the Editor Annalisa d’Angelo.

His first long-term documentary photography project is called “Play The Game Over”.
With this work he won several photography awards, most of them in the category “Sports”.

He’s been interviewed and published by “Corriere dello Sport”, “Il Giornale” and “Il Fotografo Magazine“.
In 2023 he’s been shortlisted and awarded “highly commended” at Belfast Photo Festival 2023.
In the same year “Play The Game Over” became a photobook, curated by Barbara Silbe and published by SelfSelfBooks.

His works are about how pop culture and entertainment are the portrait of today’s new society.

He teaches photography since 2018, with workshops in Italy and Spain.

Awards and Recognitions

2023 Belfast Photo Festival – Shortlisted and highly commended
2020 Moscow International Photography Awards – Honourable Mention
2019 ND Awards – Honourable Mention
Internatonal Photography Awards – Honourable Mention
2018 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Honourable Mention
2017 International Photography Awards – Honourable Mention


2023 Parma Art Fair – Collective show at TD Art Gallery
Amazon University Esport – Solo show
EspoGame – Solo show
2022 LIVE – Living Inside Various Experiences – Collective show by SelfSelfBooks
2019 MSI Gaming Bergamo – Permanent solo show
2018 Milan Photo Week – Solo show
Milan Malpensa Airport Photo Square – Solo show


Jacopo Scarabelli teaches in his photography school “Fotografica Factory” but he also gives lessons and speeches for organizations, institutions and more:  

2024 IULM University  – Master in Esports & Gaming – Photo & Video for videogames
2023 SolferinoLab – Photography is communication
InfoProgetto – Photography Masterclass – Technical lesson
2022 InfoProgetto – Photography Masterclass – Technical lesson
2019 MSI Creative Room – Photo set creation +  workshop inside the MSI offices in Bergamo
MSI Fan Day – Workshop – Portrait series with hardware placement – Cross+Studio Milano



2023 EyesOpen! Magazine  – Contributor and press correspondent
2021 YouTube – Videos about photography culture and personal researches about it


Jacopo Scarabelli is a “NPS Nikon Professional Services” photographer and member of the italian society of professional photographers “TAU Visual”.

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