RSI La1 Turné – Il potere delle immagini – An interview about Homo Helveticus

The photographer Didier Ruef presents his book Homo Helveticus inside Swissminiatur (Melide) for the RSI La 1 – Quotidiano Turné, Swiss Italian Television, on March 4th, 2019

You can order the book on www.didierruef.com

XL Semanal– Homo Helveticus

On the latest issue (February 24, 2019) of XL Semanal in Spain, you can look at six pages on my book Homo Helveticus.

XL Semanal. February 24, 2019. Pages 22-27 (click image to enlarge)

XL Semanal. February 24, 2019. Pages 22-27


“Homo Helveticus in XL Semanal (PDF)

The book Homo Helveticus by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

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

You can order the book on www.didierruef.com

Corriere del Ticino – Homo Helveticus

On the latest issue (February 9th, 2019) of Corriere del Ticino, you can look at two pages on my book Homo Helveticus. I was very happy to give a long interview to Antonio Mariotti.

Corriere del Ticino. February 9th, 2019. Pages 30-31 (click image to enlarge)

Corriere del Ticino. February 9th, 2019. Pages 30-31

“Homo Helveticus in Corriere del Ticino (PDF)

The book Homo Helveticus by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

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

You can order the book on www.didierruef.com

Swissinfo – Who is ‘Homo Helveticus?’

On the web site of Swissinfo from the 2nd of February 2019, you can look at a selection of pictures from my book Homo Helveticus.

Didier Ruef has been documenting life in Switzerland for more than 30 years. His book contains a carefully compiled selection of photos of Switzerland and the people who call it home. The Swiss historian Thomas Maissen writes in the foreword to the book: “There is nothing that does not exist in Switzerland.” Perhaps, someone should add to this: and, nothing that the photographer has not captured by his camera in the last 30 years.

Swissinfo. February 2nd, 2019

The book Homo Helveticus by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

168 trichromatic B&W photographs.
29,5 x 32 cm, 208 pages,
CHF 59.–/ Euro 55.–

You can order the book on www.didierruef.com

Swissinfo – Le secourisme est aussi une passion

On the web site of Swissinfo from January 12th, 2019, a photo reportage on the Croce Verde Lugano and the daily work of paramedics saving lives in Ticino, Switzerland.

Paramedics at work, Massagno, Canton Ticino, Switzerland – © 2018 Didier Ruef

More pictures on www.didierruef.com

RSI ReteDue – La mia Svizzera riscoperta

An interview by Monica Bonetti on Laser (RSI Rete Due) on January 15th, 2019 about my new book Homo Helveticus.

La mia Svizzera riscoperta

Ginevrino di nascita e ticinese d’adozione Didier Ruef è un fotografo di reportage che nell’immagine cerca soprattutto la storia che vi sta dietro. Ne è l’ennesima conferma anche il suo ultimo libro “Homo Helveticus” uscito a dicembre presso l’editore bernese Till Schaap Edition. Didier Ruef vi ha raccolto 170 immagini in bianco e nero catturate nei quattro angoli della Svizzera nell’arco di trent’anni. Molti di quegli scatti sono stati realizzati durante feste tradizionali e quella che ne emerge è una Svizzera di cui risaltano tutte le diversità culturali e le contraddizioni ma anche la tensione verso il cambiamento e la modernità.Il libro diventa allora un altro dei tanti viaggi di Didier Ruef, questa volta alla ricerca della sua identità. Un viaggio e una ricerca che non sono privi di uno sguardo acutamente ironico e che il fotografo ci racconta in questo “Laser”.

[Laser, RSI Rete 2 – January 15th, 2019]

Didier Ruef © TiPress / Samuel Golay

RFJ – La Suisse en images inédites

An interview by Format A3 on Radio RFJ on January 7th, 2019 about my new book Homo Helveticus.

La Suisse en images inédites

Didier Ruef est né en 1961 à Genève. Photographe indépendant, il offre son regard sur les êtres humains, leur environnement et les problèmes écologiques créés par l’homme. Aujourd’hui il nous présente son dernier ouvrage, “Homo Helveticus” (Till Schaap Edition).

30 ans de photos prises en Suisse. Le photographe Didier Ruef nous présente son regard parfois inédit sur ce pays, 170 images noir-blanc sur la Suisse, notre pays et ses traditions, ses contradictions, ses plaines et ses villes, ses hommes ses femmes.

Images de notre Helvétie

Instants de vies dans un petit rectangle…

[Format A3, RFJ – January 7th, 2019]

“Homo Helveticus” by Didier Ruef – © 2018 Didier Ruef

Sonntagnachmittag in der Schweiz – Lugano

On the NZZ am Sonntag from January 6 2019, a picture from Sunday afternoon’s daily life in Lugano, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

NZZ am Sonntag. Lugano. Canton Ticino. January 6, 2019. Page 24. © 2019 Didier Ruef

NZZ am Sonntag (PDF)

Le Courrier – Photographie, quatre regards romands

On December 21, 2018 of Le Courrier, you can read an article about my book Homo Helveticus and the books published by Marcel Imsand, Patrick Gilliéron Lopreno and Olivier Vogelsang.

Le Courrier. December 21, 2018. Pages 20 (click image to enlarge)

Le Courrier. December 21, 2018. Pages 20

The book Homo Helveticus by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

168 trichromatic B&W photographs.
29,5 x 32 cm, 208 pages,
CHF 59.–/ Euro 55.–

You can order the book on www.didierruef.com

Le Temps – La nécessaire mue du plus vieux monastère capucin de Suisse

On the web site of Le Temps from December 27, 2018, you can look at my picture from Fra Roberto Pasotti, the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, at Convento Santa Maria in Bigorio, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

Fra Roberto Pasotti. Convento Santa Maria. Bigorio (click image to enlarge)

Fra Roberto Pasotti. Convento Santa Maria. Bigorio, Canton Ticino, Switzerland. © 2018 Didier Ruef

More pictures on the Convento Santa Maria in Bigorio on www.didierruef.com