Thomas Cristofoletti

Iran’s booming consumer culture
Iranians are increasingly buying into Western-style consumerism, despite sanctions and often high prices.

selected works

Consumerism in Iran

June 29, 2014 – Shiraz, Iran. A woman shops at Hyperstar, Iran’s first international-style hypermarket, built inside the Persian Gulf Complex, a huge mall located a few kilometers outside Shiraz. Hyperstar plans to open 15 branches by 2015 in 5 different cities. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

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Hailing from the Italian Alps, Thomas Cristofoletti has been working in Southeast Asia as a humanitarian photographer and videographer for the last three years.
Based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, he’s also the co-founder of RUOM, a collective of journalists specializing in social reportage throughout Southeast Asia.
His work has been featured in campaigns for international NGOs such as WWF, UNDP, USAID, The Elephant Foundation, and UNICEF.
Especially passionate about climate change, Thomas’ long-term project focuses on the effects of development on the Mekong region.
Thomas’ photographs have been featured in international magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Le Monde, Vice, The Financial Times, Forbes and The Global Post.”

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