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 di Milano 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. © 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.

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Écho Magazine – Au coeur du sauvetage aérien

On the latest issue (June 21, 2018) of Écho Magazine, you can look at six pages on air rescue by helicopter in the Alps and the work of Rega in Ticino, Switzerland.

Écho Magazine. No 25. June 21, 2018. Pages 20-25

“Tessin. Au coeur du sauvetage aérien” in Écho Magazine (PDF)

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Azione – Il soccorso dal cielo

On the latest issue (February 19, 2018) of Azione, you can look at my reportage on the Rega about air rescue by helicopter in the Swiss Alps.

Azione No 8 Pages 12-13. February 19, 2018


“Il soccorso dal cielo” in Azione (PDF)

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Azione – Ospiti a Corippo

On the latest issue (December 4, 2017) of Azione, you can look at my picture on the cover about Corippo, the smallest village in Switzerland.

Azione. Page 1. December 4, 2017

“Ospiti a Corippo” in Azione (PDF)

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National Geographic – Tibetan bridge

On the web site of the National Geographic Travel from August 13, 2015, a picture from the Tibetan bridge in Ticino, Switzerland.

Switzerland. Ticino. Tibetan bridge. May 14, 2015.

Tibetan bridge. Canton Ticino, Switzerland – 2015

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