LAC Lugano. Swiss Press Photo 2016

The Swiss Press Photo 2016 is exhibited at the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura.

The curators have selected three pictures on Guns in America, from my reportage shot for the weekly Swiss french magazine L’illustré.

You can look at the complete photo essay on the website www.didierruef.com

Bubble physics explains beer’s

On the web site of New Scientist from November 26, 2014, a picture about beer’s physics mystery.

Oktoberfest – Bier fair. Cheers! Winterthur, Canton Zürich. Switzerland – 2006

Eritrea debe pasar a ser una prioridad de la Agenda 2030

On the web site of UN (United Nations) News Centre from July 13, 2017, a picture shot in Eritrea for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

A group of women, muslim and christians mixed together, listen to a lecture on HIV Aids. Behavioural Change Communication (BCC), Hagaz, Anseba province, Eritrea – 2006

The Border Tax Unraveled

On the web site of Milken Institute Review from April 17, 2017, a picture about laughing customs officers at the he border between Switzerland and France.

Switzerland. Canton Vaud. La Cure. French and swiss customs officers talk together and laugh on each side of the paving stone which mark the official border line. – 1992

Education is the future of mankind

A radio comment about the image “Education is the future of mankind”.

A group of pupils sit at school and listen to a recorded radio program while their teacher is sick at home. Anjeni, Ethiopia – 1996

[Moby Dick, RSI Rete 2 – June 3rd, 2017]

Colorado, l’Olanda d’America

On the web site of Azione from May 15, 2017, a photo essay about cannabis legalization in America with a text by Xavier Filliez.

Green Mile at Medicine Man, Denver, Colorado, USA – 2014

More pictures on www.didierruef.com

Apulia, Italy – Photography journey 2017

“At the time of the olives”
Photographic journey in Apulia, Italy, December 1-6, 2017

Italy

Live an unique experience in Southern Italy during a travel photographic workshop.

The trip will offer you unique opportunities to take pictures in the wonderful Italian countryside in Puglia (Apulia) at the time when farmers pick up olives from trees. You will document the full process from time of harvest and extraction process, then traditional pressing whole olives and producing delicious olive oils. Of course you will have a chance to taste it on delicious Italian food.

You will also have the chance to experience Matera’s Christmas traditions. Matera has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1993, because it is “the most outstanding, intact example of a troglodyte settlement in the Mediterranean region, perfectly adapted to its terrain and ecosystem” and in 2019 the title “European Capital of Culture” will be awarded to Matera. This city is famous for its cave dwellings, the so-called sassi. This workshop gives you the opportunity to experience the magical atmosphere of Matera made more fascinating by the living crib organized in the caves.

Details of the trip are available in French, but both photographer and guide speak fluent English and Italian.

Master Class Academy of Arts, Novi Sad

Thanks to the Mali Princ Foundation I was invited to teach a Master Class (Lecture and Portfolio Review) at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. April 26-27, 2017.

Geneva – Salon du livre 2017 Géo Découverte

On Géo Découverte’s stall, two pictures by Didier Ruef from Ethiopia and India. The pictures are used to promote travel photographic workshops.

Die härtesten Gefängnisse der Welt

Wunderwelt Wissen Magazin. April 2017. Page 76

On the April issue of Wunderwelt Wissen Magazin, you can look at my picture on the Minors block of Central jail in Gitarama, Rwanda.

If you want to know more about Minors in detention in Rwanda , buy the book Enfants prisonniers.