The Spanish Quarter - QuartIeri Spagnoli - is the most densely populated neighborhood in the city of Naples, Italy. 

The district was built in the sixteenth century to accommodate the Spanish military garrisons aimed at suppressing the revolt of the Neapolitan population. Since its creation, the neighborhood has become the center of social problems and crime. Built on a hillside where old and narrow streets mingle in the shadows of neglected buildings that stand against time, where laundry racks stand on the cobblestones and motorcycles echo in the streets; this neighborhood's 14,000 residents are a tight-knit religious community where young and old live together. 

QuartIeri Spagnoli is part of my interest in photographing the poverty-stricken cities of the world, where religion, hope, and orderly chaos have taken together a large part of society's daily life.

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