Paolo Soriani (Rome 1962) is well-known for his jazz portraits. He has published with ECM (Germany), CAM records, Label Bleu (France), Venus Records (Japan), VVJ, CNI, Warner(USA). During the past few years he has held seminars and courses about photography at the Art History Institute of the University of Rome and at the Roman branches of Iowa State University. He actually teach Photography courses at John Cabot University and he is the head of Professional Photography School to Fonderia delle Arti in Roma. He has exhibited his work at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, at the project Visual Arts of the International festival "Time in Jazz", directed by Paolo Fresu and at the International Festival for Photography in Rome. In 2005 he produced "Cities &Island", a multimedia project with the American musician Ralph Towner. His 2007 project about the “Absence of borders, Essence of borders” testimonies his curiosity about the borders separating Italy from the Europe of the Schengen agreement. The project become a book and a series of exhibits during 2007/2010. His recent exhibits: “Note Fotografiche”, Roma 2010, “Routers” (with JCU Studio Art Department’s teachers), “Jazz in the Eyes”, Orvieto until January 31st 2013. During last two years he become official photographer for Jazz label Jando Records/VVJ with many releases. During these years he cured art direction of visuals, websites and records for musicians and labels.