He was born in Cento di Ferrara in 1962. An artist since 1985, he has experimented with various media: photography, journalism, graphic arts, filmmaking, video, web design, painting. He has collaborated with main magazines in Italy and Europe. He has published over fifty photo albums as an author and his photos have been used in numerous volumes of history and art as well as covers of magazines and posters. A founder of the Meridiana Immagini agency and enthusiastic creator of the series Fotodipinte, Andrea Samaritani has carried forth the project Banca Immagini of the Università di Bologna, the first complete photo census of the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna.