Brooklyn-born photojournalist Janine Coyne’s exhibit, “Napoli,” will be on display at the Italian American Museum 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.
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.
Janine Coyne is a professional photographer who specializes in photojournalism and fine art photography. Her photo essays include Echoes of Ellis Island, Angels By The Sea where she photographed young women and their children in a Brooklyn and Staten Island shelter, Sicilian Journey, The South of Italy and most recently the North of Italy.
Janine’s photographs 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, The Italian American Museum in New York as well as many private collections. Her photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Janine resides in Brooklyn, New York and is a professor at Kingsborough Community College and The College of Staten Island of The City University of New York where she teaches photography. Her students have been the recipients of many national awards and gallery shows. Having been a photo educator for over 25 years, Janine has seen many of her students have a successful career in photography.
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