The books I did as a photographer

As a photographer, I have published seven books: Bauern am Berg ( Paysans de nos montagnes, Vita di montagna ), Afrique Noire, Enfants Prisonniers, Recycle, Bestiarium, Homo Helveticus and 2020.

The books I did as a photographer

If you want to order my books, just do it on www.didierruef.com

The first copy of my new book: 2020

I just received from my editor Till Schaap the first copy of my new book: 2020

2020. Till Schaap Edition

The book 2020 will be launched on September 21st 2021 by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Didier Ruef in German, French, Italian and English languages.

Hardback book
366 trichromatic B&W photographs
22.5 × 17.0 cm. 384 Pages
CHF 49.– / Euro 45.–
ISBN 978-3-03878-056-4

More pictures on www.didierruef.com

2020 on print – Chapter 2

My book 2020 was printed on August 5 and 6, 2021, by EBS (Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei) in Italy.

The book 2020 will be launched on September 21, 2021, by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Didier Ruef in German, French, Italian and English languages.

Hardback book
366 trichromatic B&W photographs
22.5 × 17.0 cm. 384 Pages
CHF 49.– / Euro 45.–
ISBN 978-3-03878-056-4

2020 on print – Chapter 1

My book 2020 was printed on August 5 and 6, 2021, by EBS (Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei) in Italy.

The book 2020 will be launched on September 21, 2021, by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Didier Ruef in German, French, Italian and English languages.

Hardback book
366 trichromatic B&W photographs
22.5 × 17.0 cm. 384 Pages
CHF 49.– / Euro 45.–
ISBN 978-3-03878-056-4

2020 printed by EBS in Italy

I am very pleased to announce that my book 2020 was printed on August 5 and 6, 2021, by EBS (Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei) in Italy.

The book 2020 will be launched on September 21, 2021, by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Didier Ruef in German, French, Italian and English languages.

Hardback book
366 trichromatic B&W photographs
22.5 × 17.0 cm. 384 Pages
CHF 49.– / Euro 45.–
ISBN 978-3-03878-056-4

Homo Helveticus

2020. Till Schaap Edition. Published in 2021

“2020” by Till Schaap Edition (PDF)

Swiss Press Photo 21 – 3rd Prize Swiss Stories / MOPS_DanceSyndrome

I am thrilled to announce that I won the 3rd Prize Swiss Stories at the Swiss Press Photo 21 for my reportage on MOPS_DanceSyndrome. The reportage was published by L’Illustré, Azione, Echo Magazine and Swissinfo.

MOPS_DanceSyndrome is an independent Swiss artistic, cultural and social organisation operating in the field of contemporary dance and disability.

Swiss Press Photo 21. 3rd Prize Swiss Stories. MOPS_DanceSyndrome. Pages 90-91. Steidl, 2021.

Swiss Press Photo 21
Steidl
Germany, 2021.
ISBN 978-3-95829-884-2

RSI Rete Due – Una foto al giorno

An interview by Monica Bonetti on Voci dipinte (RSI Rete Due) on January 17th, 2021 about my next book 2020 which will published by Till Schaap Edition.

Una foto al giorno

All’inizio del 2020 il fotografo Didier Ruef ha avviato un progetto che prevedeva di realizzare ogni giorno uno scatto, per documentare nel corso dell’anno viaggi, incontri, a volte anche semplicemente il suo sguardo su giornate qualsiasi. Non sapeva evidentemente allora che il 2020 si sarebbe trasformato nell’anno che in pochi dimenticheranno nella sua eccezionalità.Un anno molto mediatizzato, in cui il consumo di informazione è aumentato un po’ in tutti i settori e che anche dal punto di vista delle immagini è stato raccontato in quantità molto abbondante. Ma l’abbondanza di immagini non sempre significa automaticamente abbondanza di informazioni perché il contesto, la cornice sono altrettanti elementi di lettura che a volte completano altre confondono, in ogni caso stratificano l’interpretazione di chi osserva. Il progetto di Didier Ruef diventerà presto un libro che a Voci Dipinte sfogliamo in anteprima insieme al suo autore e allo storico Pietro Montorfani coordinatore dell’ufficio patrimonio culturale della città di Lugano.”.

[Voci dipinte, RSI Rete 2 – January 17th, 2021]

Didier Ruef © TiPress / Samuel Golay

MOPS_DanceSyndrome – Book

On the web site of MOPS_DanceSyndrome, you can order the book on the 15 years of life of the dance company, composed only of Down dancers. The book’s vernissage took place on September 26th 2020 at Monte Verità in Ascona, Ticino, Switzerland.

Swissinfo. September 29th, 2020.(click image to enlarge)

MOPS_DanceSyndrome. Book’s page 57. © 2019 Didier Ruef

More pictures about MOPS_DanceSyndrome on www.didierruef.com

Swiss Press Photo 20 – Nigeria / Azione

I have just received the book Swiss Press Photo 20 with my pictures shot last summer in Nigeria. The reportage was published by Azione on “Biafra today, fifty years after the war”.

Swiss Press Photo 20. Pages 118-119. Till Schaap Edition. 2020.

Swiss Press Photo 20
Till Schaap Edition
Switzerland, 2020.
ISBN 978-3-03878-044-1

More pictures on www.didierruef.com

Albania – Inspiration Leica Akademie

Thanks to Heidi and Robert Mertens for publishing the book Inspiration Leica Akademie with a picture shot in Albania.

The picture was shot in 2018 with a Leica CL and an Elmarit-TL 1:2,8/18 lens during a photography workshop I leaded in Albania.

 Albania in Inspiration Leica Akademie. Rheinwerk, Germany. 2020. (click image to enlarge)

Tirana, Albania, in Inspiration Leica Akademie. Pages 297. Rheinwerk, Germany. 2020.

You can order the book on Amazon or by Rheinwerk.