Léman Bleu Télévision – Pride 2019

Last night, seated on my sofa, I was surprised to look at my picture of the Gay Pride parade on Léman Bleu Télévision in their tv program “Autrefois Genève”.

Léman Bleu Télévision. Autrefois Genève.Le journal de la Pride. October 22th, 2019(click image to enlarge)

Switzerland. Geneva. First Gay Pride parade. © 1997 Didier Ruef

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Leica Camera Blog Schweiz / Suisse – Fascination Leica M

On the latest issue (October 18th, 2019) of Leica Camera Blog Schweiz / Suisse, you can look at my picture shot with a Leica M6 in the book about Swiss Alpine farmers.

Leica Camera Blog Schweiz / Suisse. October 18th, 2019(click image to enlarge)

Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen valley. Oberhorn alp. © 1993 Didier Ruef

You can buy the book Bauern am Berg on www.didierruef.com

Underground Worlds – Swiss Bunkers

I just received a copy from the Underworld World documentary series produces by Phoenix Television .

Hidden beneath our feet lie extraordinary spaces, caves and tunnels. They’ve been designed and built by us as well formed by nature. But how were they created and adapted? By whom, and why? For centuries, subterranean structures have captured our imagination. Now we’re going further and deeper to unearth the stories, the mysteries and the secrets of Underground Worlds.

Underground Worlds. Fort Reuenthal. Switzerland. February 5, 2019 (click image to enlarge)

Underground Worlds. Fort Reuenthal. Switzerland. February 5, 2019

The Sonnenberg tunnel in Lucerne during the largest civil defense exercise ever held in the country. From 16 to 21 November 1987, almost 1200 men and women converted a motorway tunnel into perhaps the world’s largest bunker structure on www.didierruef.com

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L’illustré – Rock’n’roll merlot !

On the latest issue (October, 2019) of L’illustré (aldente #02), you can look at my reportage about an unique vintage bottle: Magnificents’, a Merlot wine dedicated to the Swiss rock band Gotthard.

L'illustré (aldente #02). Pages 74 -77. October 2019(click image to enlarge)

L’illustré (aldente #02). Pages 74 -77. October 2019

“L’illustré (aldente #02). Pages 74 -77. October 2019 (PDF)

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Sept – Pétrole, gaz et caviar

On the Web (October 1st, 2019) of Sept, you can look (paywall) at my pictures from oil pollution in Azerbaijan and its ecological impacts on nature.

Azerbaijan, Baku. Balakhani Oil Fields. © 2007 Didier Ruef(click image to enlarge)

Azerbaijan, Baku. Balakhani Oil Fields. © 2007 Didier Ruef

The photo essay from Azerbaijan was published in the book Recycle.

I will be happy to sign and dedicate copies to you and your friends if you buy the book on www.didierruef.com

LAC Lugano. Swiss Press Photo 2018

The Swiss Press Photo 2018 is exhibited at the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura.

The curators have selected three pictures from Camping Campofelice, a reportage shot in Tenero for the weekly Swiss french magazine L’illustré.

Camping Campofelice (click image to enlarge)

Camping Campofelice at Swiss Press Photo 2018. LAC Lugano. Switzerland © 2019 Didier Ruef

You can look at the complete photo essay on www.didierruef.com

The Apollo conquest of space by man

I just wanted to celebrate today the landing of Apollo 11, the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. I remember looking at the event fifty years ago on a black and white television with my grandparents in South of France.

I was so amused to shoot this picture in New York at Union Square with the Flat Iron Building as scenography.

Astronauts on Union Square in New York City (click image to enlarge)

Astronauts on Union Square. New York, USA. © 2011 Didier Ruef

Homo Helveticus on sale at Fnac in Geneva

Thanks to my friend Miroslav Nortik for shooting this picture of my book Homo Helveticus on sale at Fnac bookshop in Geneva.

My book stands on the shelf between the books of Willy Ronis and Sebastião Salgado. Don’t be shy and offer the book as gift to your friends.

Homo Helveticus. Fnac Geneva. (click image to enlarge)

Homo Helveticus. Fnac Geneva. July 19th, 2019. © 2019 Miroslav Nortik

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

Italy, Apulia. Travel Photography Workshop. October 30 – November 3, 2019

Live an unique experience during a travel photographic workshop in Apulia, Italy. Details are available in French, but the photographer speaks fluent English, Italian and German

Apulia, Italy. © 2018 Didier Ruef

If you are interested or you need more information, feel free to contact Geo Découverte or myself by email.

Homo Helveticus – Lecture at Carona Immagina

Thanks to Carona Immagina for the invitation to give a lecture about my book Homo Helveticus on June 15th, 2019.

We were ready to present it outside on the main square, but a rainy storm pushed us inside in the Galleria LaLoggia.

Homo Helveticus at Carona Immagina. June 15th, 2019 (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