India – Sulle vie dell’illuminazione

The curators from the exhibit “Sulle vie dell’illuminazione – Il mito dell’India nella cultura occidentale 1808-2017” have selected three pictures from my set on Alang, India.

The collective photo exhibit takes place at the MASI (LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura) in Lugano (Switzerland) from September 23rd, 2017 to January 21st, 2018.

The selected three pictures from the Ships scrapyard in Alang (India).

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

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

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.

Area – Voi volete solo i soldi

Area. No 5. March 31st, 2017. Page 1

On the latest issue (Marzo 31, 2017) of Area, you can look at my picture on border control in Chiasso, Switzerland.

Swiss love guns

On Edito 01/2017, my pictures from an ongoing project about Swiss people and their love for guns.

Edito01/2017. Pages 24-25

Edito (PDF)

Albania – Photography journey 2017

“Between fresco and hammer”
Photographic journey in Albania, May 12-21, 2017

Albania – 2003

Live an unique experience in Albania during an itinerant photographic workshop.

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

If you are interested or you need more information feel free to contact me by email or by phone at +41 79 6912070.