Hello. I’m Arianna Pagani, 1988. I’m an independent photographer.

During my studies I approached documentary photography making it an independent profession. Since 2014 I have worked in Bosnia, Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Italy, producing photographic and video reportages for various national and international media. I collaborate for several years with an Italian NGO that has projects in the Middle East.

My interest has grown and developed with social issues, conflict and climate change. In recent years my work has focused mainly in the Middle East where I documented the liberation of the city of Mosul in Iraq, of Raqqa in Syria and where I followed several stories about civil society, climate change and post-conflict. In 2018, together with journalist Sara Manisera, I created a multimedia webdoc that traces the stories of four Iraqi women fifteen years after the American invasion.

After graduating in Brescia, in photography, I subsequently completed a Masters in Photojournalism in Milan in 2014 and in 2018 a master of Documentary Photography with Davide Monteleone in Bologna. In recent years I have participated actively in training courses, in Italy and abroad, of first aid for journalists in conflict areas.


Finalist for the DIG AWARDS, Riccione, 2019
Selected the finalists at the kermesse on investigative journalism Sara Manisera, Francesca Tosarelli, Arianna Pagani and Silvia Boccardi with Iraq Without Rivers
Finalist for the Capodarco L’Altro Festival, 2018with Donne Fuori Dal Buio – Webdoc
– Festival Giornalisti del Mediterraneo,
Otranto, Italy, 2018
Le donne cecchino, published in November 2017 Fatto Quotidiano Millennium magazine, won the “International Terrorism” section of the “Journalists of the Mediterranean” competition.
– Donne Fuori Dal Buio – Webdoc 
Italy, 2018
Screening location: Arezzo, Casale Marittimo, Pisa, Firenze, Roma Cinema Apollo, Brescia, Torino, Bari, Soncino, Bologna, Milano, Verona, Bergamo, Gorizia, Lecce, Augusta. 
– International Journalism Festival,
Perugia, Italy, 2017

Also in
– Frontline Freelance Register
– FotografiaFemminile
Arianna supports
– Reporter Without Border
– Amnesty International
– Risc Training
– Emergency