Road to Nirvana

PhotographerRaffaele Tuzio
PrizeHonorable Mention
CompanyRaffaele Tuzio
City/CountryRome, Italy
Photo DateFebruary 2015
Entry Description

The images in this series show the places of religious pilgrimage in Sri Lanka, the birthplace of Theravada Buddhism (school of the oldest orthodox tradition). Although the places are Unesco world heritage sites and are opened to tourism, the practice of religious local pilgrimage strongly resists to all forms of cultural and economic interference of organized tourism.

About Photographer

Raffaele Tuzio is a photographer based in Rome. He was born in Benevento and his passion for fotography began at the end of 70th years. In 1988 he went to Rome where he was involved occasionally in travel photography. During these years he travelled all around the world. In the 90th he started a collaboration with the italian tour operator “sentieri di nuove esperienze”, a company specialised in cultural tourism. Raffaele is consultant for tours planning and he directs a long term project to increase the company image.