In October 2013 I had a desire to travel. I wanted to go to a place to meet and photograph people of a different culture. I thought of Naples and its reputation for narrow, crowded streets and wonderful food. Most people go to see its magnificent architecture and museums. I found my location in a travel guide that described the Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish Quarter) as “densely populated and rather run down (tourist should take care when visiting the area).” It went on to say that “Alleys are festooned with laundry, shielding the streets from the light.” The streets are only about 10 feet wide. My neighbor, Gaetano, who was originally from Naples, confirmed the description. He also told me not to wear my watch or any jewelry. I knew I found a place to photograph.
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