Rome, February 2011 Carrying the slogan “If not now, when?”, hundreds of thousands of women gathered in public squares across Italy to call for the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi after the latest in a string of scandals involving the prime minister. The “Rubygate” or “Bunga Bunga” affair, as it is known, relates to allegations that Mr Berlusconi had relations with an underage prostitute and abused his power. Women staged protests in 230 Italian cities, calling for a show of pride in response to the commodification of women’s bodies and rallying against gender discrimination and the subordinate role that women are forced to play in Italian society.
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.