Homo Helveticus – The first copy

I am so glad to have received my first copy of Homo Helveticus. Thirty years of work through Switzerland and at the end a beautiful book in black & white.

Switzerland. Ticino. Lugano. Didier Ruef and Homo Helveticus. © 2018 Marco Cortesi

The book Homo Helveticus will be launched on the 15th of November 2018 by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

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

Homo Helveticus on print – Chapter 3

My book Homo Helveticus was printed on the 17th and 18th of October 2018 by EBS (Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei) in Italy. The cover pages are laid to dry. The book is arriving by truck in a few days in Switzerland. I will keep you updated.

The book Homo Helveticus will be launched on the 15th of November 2018 by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

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

Homo Helveticus on print – Chapter 2

My book Homo Helveticus was printed on the 17th and 18th of October 2018 by EBS (Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei) in Italy. Book cover on print.

The book Homo Helveticus will be launched on the 15th of November 2018 by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

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

Homo Helveticus on print – Chapter 1

My book Homo Helveticus was printed on the 17th and 18th of October 2018 by EBS (Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei) in Italy.

The book Homo Helveticus will be launched on the 15th of November 2018 by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

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

Homo Helveticus printed by EBS in Italy

I am very pleased to announce that my book Homo Helveticus was printed on the 17th and 18th of October 2018 by EBS (Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei) in Italy.

The book Homo Helveticus will be launched on the 15th of November 2018 by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

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

Homo Helveticus

Homo Helveticus. Till Schaap Edition. 2018


“Homo Helveticus by Till Schaap Edition (PDF)

Homo Helveticus – Fall 2018

My new book Homo Helveticus will be launched on November 15 2018 by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

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

Homo Helveticus

Homo Helveticus. Till Schaap Edition. 2018


“Homo Helveticus by Till Schaap Edition (PDF)

More pictures from the book on http://www.didierruef.com

Swissinfo – La retraite tessinoise de la nièce de Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz

On the web site of Swissinfo from December 27, 2017, a photo reportage about the niece of Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz with a text by Gemma d’Urso.

Elsa Hofer Ferrari Ramuz, Sala, Canton Ticino, Switzerland – 2017

“La dame aux chats” in Swissinfo

More pictures on www.didierruef.com

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.

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 Amazon.fr 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)

Masterworks of Industrial photography

I’m glad to be part of a book edited by MAST Foundation (Bologna, Italy) and curated by Urs Stahel about Masterworks of industrial photography.

The book collects all the photographs shown during the first two years of the MAST photogallery exhibitions (2013-2014).

The book is published by Electa (Milano, Italy), 2015.

  • 30 cm
  • hardcover
  • 701 pages
  • 508 photos
  • Italian-English text

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