Homo Helveticus – The first copy

I am so glad to have received my first copy of Homo Helveticus. Thirty years of work through Switzerland and at the end a beautiful book in black & white.

Switzerland. Ticino. Lugano. Didier Ruef and Homo Helveticus. © 2018 Marco Cortesi

The book Homo Helveticus will be launched on the 15th of November 2018 by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

170 trichromatic B&W photographs.
29,5 x 32 cm, 208 pages,
CHF 59.–/ Euro 55.–
ISBN 978-3-03878-025-0

Lecture on Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia – Università degli studi di Milano

I was invited to give a lecture about “Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia” on Monday the 12th of November 2018 at the Università degli studi di Milano, Italy.

My talk was about my book Recycle and the themes of waste, sustainability and recycling. I show my pictures which captured a variety of situations revealing the face of humanity behind the waste it produces, recycles or has to endure.

“Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia” in Università degli studi di Milano (PDF)

More pictures from the book Recycle on www.didierruef.com

Lecture – Università degli studi di Milano. Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia

I am invited to give a lecture about “Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia” on Monday the 12th of November 2018 at the Università degli studi di Milano.

I will talk about my book Recycle and the themes of waste, sustainability and recycling. I captured a variety of situations revealing the face of humanity behind the waste it produces, recycles or has to endure.

China. Guiyu. Ewaste recycling © 2004 Didier Ruef

“Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia” in Università degli studi di Milano (PDF)

More pictures from the book Recycle on www.didierruef.com

Radio Sputnik International – We ended up under fire of a sniper

An interview on Radio Sputnik International.

The events of the 3rd-4th October, 1993.
‘We Ended Up Under Fire of a Sniper’: Photographer Recalls Russia’s 1993 Crisis.

The ten-day-long standoff in October 1993 between Russian President Boris Yeltsin and the Russian parliament became the deadliest single event of street fighting in Moscow’s history since the Russian Revolution. Swiss photographer Didier Ruef has recalled coming under fire in Moscow, where “danger was felt in the air.”

Read the full interview on Radio Sputnik International website.

Russia. Moscow. A newly married couple stands on the Red Square – 1993 

[Radio Sputnik International – October 3rd, 2018]

Work – Heisser Herbst. Bauarbeiter legen die Arbeit nieder ! Unia

In a Work’s advert for the labour union Unia, you can look at my picture taken during construction industry’s national protest which took place on the 15th of October 2018 in Bellinzona, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

Work. Unia. Heisser Herbst. Bauarbeiter legen die Arbeit nieder ! October 15, 2018

“Heisser Herbst. Bauarbeiter legen die Arbeit nieder !” in Work. Uniak (PDF)

More pictures on www.didierruef.com

Swissmem Network – Zwei sind besser als einer

On the latest issue (3/18) of Swissmem Network, you can look at my portraits of the brothers Claudio and Nicola Tettamanti, and their company Tecnopinz SA in Mezzovico, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

Swissmem. 3/18. Page 16-17. Claudio and Nicola Tettamanti

“Zwei sind besser als einer” in Swissmem Network (PDF)

More pictures on www.didierruef.com

Écho Magazine – Les visages de la Croix Verte

On the latest issue (September 27, 2018) of Écho Magazine, you can look at my reportage on the Croce Verde Lugano and the daily work of paramedics saving lives in Ticino, Switzerland.

Écho Magazine. No 39. Page 20-25. September 27, 2018


“Lugano. Les visages de la Croix Verte” in Écho Magazine (PDF)

More pictures on www.didierruef.com

L’illustré – Campofelice, le camping du bonheur

On the web (September 26, 2018) of L’illustré, you can look at my picture story on Camping Campofelice in Tenero ( Ticino), Switzerland.

L’illustré. September 26, 2018

More pictures www.didierruef.com

Republik – Darf man Sex kaufen ?

On the issue (July 13 17, 2018) of Republik, you can look at my picture on Prostitution in Switzerland.

Republik. July 13, 2018

More pictures on Prostitution in Switzerland www.didierruef.com

Azione – Guidati della fede

On the latest issue (September 17, 2018) of Azione, you can look at my reportage on African Catholic Priests in Lugano, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

Azione No 18 Page 8. September 17, 2018


“Guidati delle fede” in Azione (PDF)

More pictures on www.didierruef.com