About me

I am a documentary photographer with a focus on topics related to the cultures and sub-cultures of the world.
The studies in photojournalism have influenced the research approach of the stories I choose to tell and, at the same time, represent a way to give voice to those who do not have the means to do so.
The passion for anthropology is a guide for human cultural and behavioral investigation. The ability to listen and the care of the human being have always led me to enter into intimate contact with the subjects and the stories that I tell.
Photography becomes a personal search in which acquired factors and intrinsic elements of my personality intertwine and give strength to the need to tell people considered “outsiders”, stories on the margins of the ordinary, that I meet in my travels around the world.
Documentation and narration thus become instruments for the investigation of parallel worlds, with the intention of disrupting stereotypes and preconceptions, and in this way, giving dignity and trust to those who “society” relegates as different and secondary, repositioning continuously and in an evolutionary sense, also my role and place in the world.

I was born in Bari (Italy) in 1981. After graduating in Fine Arts, I studied photography and journalism in Rome and London. I graduated with the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. In February 2012 I obtained the institutional Italian Press Card, following a two-year practice as journalist and editor in chief for several online newspapers. I currently work as freelance photographer and journalist and I’m based in London.



  • TAG Voies Off 2019 – Arles | Phot. Contemporaine Italienne et Bien Plus Encore – MaMo Temporary Gallery. www.tevereartgallery.net/mostre/tevere-art-gallery-arles-voies-off-2019/
  • “Il Mostro #12” – Exhibition at Tevere Art Gallery, Rome, February 2019 www.tevereartgallery.net/mostre/il-mostro-12/
  • “Il Mostro #3” – Exhibition at Tevere Art Gallery, Rome, July 2016 https://www.tevereartgallery.net/artisti/sarappa-paola/
  • “Dall’idea alla forma – Storia di un percorso fotografico”, Exhibition in Rome, October 2014
  • “Neither Snake Nor Lizard” – Final Show MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography 2011 London College of Communication – London, 14th December/14th January 2012
  • “Quotidiana Genazzano” – Leonie Purchas’s workshop Final Exhibition, Organized by Marco Delogu at Palazzo Valentini Rome, 19th November /13th December 2009
  • “Festival Teatro Kismet Opera” – Bari (Italy) – September 2008
  • “Cuba e i Sud del Mondo” – Festival Cubaqui, V Edition – Bari (Italy) – August 2008