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“Coney Island, the winter” -This is (not) New Yorkphotographs by nicola gnesi


For those who are used to seeing New York skyscrapers and yellow taxi cabs, to be at Coney Island is like stepping into another reality, so much so that one wonders if could really exist such a place just half an hour from the bustling Manhattan . Few cars, few rows at traffic lights and a calm sea, dominated by huge popular apartment blocks. In winter, the decline is the host, considering that many of the buildings are used as nursing homes. Walking Coney seems to be in Eastern Europe, perhaps because, just around the corner, there is Brighton Beach, the Russian district of NY. Right where you take the subway to find you after a few minutes, in the midst of the lights of Times Square.


Nicola Gnesi was born in Pietrasanta (LU) in March 1983. In 2002 he graduated from high school and the following year he enrolled in the Faculty of Law of the University of Pisa where he graduated in 2006. Just in the years of high school approaches to photography after his father gave him his Canon Mark F1. He attended various workshops including those of Maurizio Galimberti, Alex Majoli (Magnum agency), Stanley Greene (VU agency), Samuele Pellecchia (Prospekt Agency). In 2009 exposes two panoramic photographs of the Berlin Wall in the group exhibition “Before and After the Wall” organized by the “Contrasto Agency” in Spilimbergo and Rome. In this same year he began the work “The Museum of shining art,” which aims to investigate the reality of the small Italian provincial circuses. In 2012, spending time in New York, he started work on the faces of portraits and the importance of the body. In 2013, plans to focus on a photographic work on the importance of socialization among prison inmates. Living in Pietrasanta, important artistic center, is dedicated inter alia to art photography collaborating with major artists such as Kan Yasuda, Novello Finotti, MOG and others. Nicola Gnesi Via Provinciale Vallecchia, 87/A2 55045, Pietrasanta, lu (italy)

80, Sterling Place, 11217, Brooklyn, NYC (USA)

nico.gnesi@tiscali.it info@nicolagnesi.it +39 348 2828428

http://www.nicolagnesi.it http://nicolagnesi.tumblr.com


Nicola Gnesi Via Provinciale Vallecchia, 87/A2 55045, Pietrasanta, lu (italy)

80, Sterling Place, 11217, Brooklyn, NYC (USA)

nico.gnesi@tiscali.it info@nicolagnesi.it +39 348 2828428

http://www.nicolagnesi.it http://nicolagnesi.tumblr.com

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