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

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.

Lecture – Festival letterario “Leggere le Montagne” / Milan

I am invited to give a lecture about my work on Swiss Alpine Farmers on Wednesday the 12th of December 2018 at the Teatro Verdi in Milan during the Festival letterario “Leggere le Montagne”.

Festival letterario “Leggere le Montagne”in Teatro Verdi di Milano (PDF)

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

With their flowery beards, traditional costumes and archaic tools, they are the guardians of the mountain, confronted daily to its threats and dangers – erosion, landslides and avalanches. Stuck between tradition and modernity, high subventions and imposed prices – hardly covering their living costs, prices which are ostensibly too high against international compétition – will these slave laborers of the land be able to maintain their ancestral tasks, or are they merely destined to protect the mountains and abandon their productivity – become gardeners in their own right ? Are we witnessing the last generation of mountain farmers before the final exodus towards urbanism or towards other lands in other countries presenting more opportunities.

You can buy the book on www.didierruef.com.

Le Temps – Les Pouilles dans votre appareil photo. Workshop December 5-9, 2018

On the latest issue (September 20, 2018) of Le Temps, an article about my workshop in Italy, Apulia December 5-9, 2018.

Le Temps. September 20, 2018


“Les Pouilles dans votre appareil photo” in Le Temps (PDF)

Live an unique experience in Apulia, Italy – Workshop December 5-9, 2018 during an itinerant photographic workshop.

Details of the trip are available in French, but both photographer and guide speak fluent English, Italian and German.

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

Italy. Apulia – Workshop / December 5 – 9, 2018

“Au temps des olives”
Photographic workshop in Apulia, Italy, December 5-9, 2018

Italy – 1999

Live an unique experience in Apulia, Italy during an itinerant photographic workshop.

Details of the trip are available in French, but both photographer and guide speak fluent English, Italian and German.

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

Le Temps – Le National donne l’estocade aux vaches à cornes

On the latest issue (June 8, 2018) of Le Temps, you can look at my cow’s picture on the Kernalp in Canton Nidwald, Switzerland.

Le Temps. Page 7. June 4, 2018.

“Le National donne l’estocade aux vaches à cornes” in Le Temps (PDF)

Sonntagnachmittag in der Schweiz – Vuadens

On the NZZ am Sonntag from February 12th 2017, a picture from Sunday afternoon’s daily life in Vuadens (Canton Fribourg)

NZZ am Sonntag. Vuadens, Canton Fribourg. Page 24. February 12, 2017.

NZZ am Sonntag (PDF)