Sonntagnachmittag in der Schweiz – Cadro

On the NZZ am Sonntag from February 11 2018, a picture from Sunday afternoon’s daily life in Cadro, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

NZZ am Sonntag. Cadro. Festa patronale di Sant’Agata. Canton Ticino. February 4, 2018. Page 24

NZZ am Sonntag (PDF)

Écho Magazine – La police des trains à l’oeuvre

On the latest issue (January 18, 2018) of Écho Magazine, you can look at six pages on TPO police working in and out of trains in Ticino, Switzerland.

Écho Magazine. No 3. January 18, 2018. Pages 20-25

“La police des trains à l’oeuvre” in Écho Magazine (PDF)

More pictures on

Masi Lugano – 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.

Opening night at LAC, Masi Lugano – Switzerland

The book published by Skira for the exhibit can be ordered online.

Apulia, Italy – Photography journey 2017

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


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.

Global – Von Alliance Sud ins Bild gesetzt

On the autumn issue (Herbst, 2016) of Global+Alliance Sud, you can look at my picture on African migrants in Como, Italy.

Alliance Sud. Herbst 2016. Seite 16

Global+ Alliance Sud. Herbst 2016. Seite 16

You can see the pdf of Global+ Alliance Sud.

More pictures on the website

TdG – Rencontre avec Didier Ruef

Tribune de Genève, March 18, 2016 (click image to enlarge)

Tribune de Genève, March 18, 2016 (click image to enlarge)

A portrait about the photographer and his exhibit “72 Boulevard des écorchés” published by the Tribune de Genève (PDF) and the online edition.

Afrika, Letzte Hoffnung

corso_PPP_Afrika_USI have just received a reprint copy of the book Afrika, Letzte Hoffnung.

The first edition of the book was printed in September 2011.
The second edition of 1200 copies has a new beautiful cover.

You can buy the new book on or the previous edition on my website.

Product details

  • ISBN-13: 9783737407212
  • ISBN-10: 3737407215
  • Publisher: Corso Verlag
  • Publication date: 1 Sep 2015
  • Edition: Edition Number 15002; 2. Auflage.
  • Pages: 142
  • Original language of a translated text: Italian
  • Language of text: German
  • Product dimensions: 180mm (w) x 244mm (h) x 17mm (d)

Didier Ruef and Matthieu Ricard

Finally we found the time for a selfie during the visit of the Dalai Lama at St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.

For those who don’t know yet, Matthieu Ricard wrote the foreword of my book Recycle.

Didier Ruef and Matthieu Ricard at St. Jakobshalle in Basel (Switzerland) - 2015

Didier Ruef and Matthieu Ricard at St. Jakobshalle in Basel (Switzerland) – 2015

Ricoh GR Ambassador

Didier Ruef is a Ricoh GR Ambassador.

Didier Ruef is a Ricoh GR Ambassador

Didier Ruef is a Ricoh GR Ambassador

Review about GR

I always have the Ricoh GR camera with me and I carry it in my jacket’s pocket. The camera is small, light and does not take much space. I know that if I see something interesting, I will be immediately ready to snap pictures. The camera has a fixed 28 mm lens and I choose the right distance by moving my body and getting closer to my subjet. I can easily access the different programs and in a matter of seconds I shoot the pictures I am interested in. The Ricoh GR is well designed and I am very happy with the high resolution files that I get from such a tiny photographic tool. I can be close and intimate with people while shooting pictures. The Ricoh GR helps me to be discreet. It is a fantastic non intrusive camera and lets you discover places and meet people you cannot even imagine.