Entry Title: "Iranian transformers"
Name: Raffaele Tuzio , Italy
Category and Expertise: Photo Essay and Feature Story|General News|Other_ED, Non-Professional

Entry Description: Right in the heart of the most orthodox Iranian Shiite tradition there are developing plans for a large shopping mall and entertainment center on the model of similar structures of Western countries, with explicit references to symbols of American culture. This project is being born in the Iranian city of Mashhad where there is one of the most important religious building in the Islamic world.

About the Artist:

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.