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ITALIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM LAUNCHES NEW GALLERY SPACE WITH 'NAPOLI' EXHIBIT BY PHOTOGRAPHER JANINE COYNE



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Stunning photos reveal everyday streetscapes in often troubled seaside metropolis

Brooklyn-born photojournalist Janine Coyne's exhibit, "Napoli," will be on display at the Italian American Museum in Little Italy (155 Mulberry St., www.italianamericanmuseum.org), from Friday, May 9 through Columbus Day, October 13, 2014.

Last year, Coyne visited Naples, staying in the ancient Spaccanapoli district, where she mingled with residents and photographed the vibrant street life. While traditionally working with film, she chose to shoot Napoli with a digital camera, and the resulting photographs reflect her ability to capture subjects in timeless moments. Fifteen from this series will be part of the IAM exhibit.

Photographer Janine Coyne captures nuns taking a stroll on a Naples street

Coyne has included six large-scale prints whose rich colors and compositions depict the natural and majestic beauty of Naples. The remaining nine photographs show the raw, inner-city street life of a city that suffers from high unemployment and other urban woes.

Coyne’s works are in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of the City of New York, The National Museum of Immigration at Ellis Island, and The Museum of Friends. She resides in Brooklyn and since 1986 has been a professor at Kingsborough Community College, where she teaches photography.

IAM is open to the public on Thursdays from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 6 PM. There is a suggested donation of $10. The Museum recently added 2,000 square feet of additional gallery space on the first floor and lower levels at an adjacent building it owns, and Napoli will be the first exhibit in the space.




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