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

More pictures on www.didierruef.com

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

Ville de Genève – Campagne LGBTI 2019

On the Instagram account of Ville de Genève from May 9th 2019, you can look at my picture used for the “Campagne LGBTI 2019”.

Vile de Genève. Instagram. Campagne LGBTI 2019 .(click image to enlarge)

Ville de Genève. Campagne LGBTI 2019. © Didier Ruef

Have a look at the picture on www.didierruef.com

Recycle – Festival dell’Ambiente e della Sostenibilità in Milan, Italy

Thanks to Marco Cortesi for taking a picture during my lecture about Recycle at Festival dell’Ambiente e della Sostenibilità at Teatro Verdi in Milan, Italy.

Didier Ruef at Festival dell'Ambiente e della Sostenibilità . April 13th, 2019. Milan, Italy. © Marco Cortesi(click image to enlarge)

Didier Ruef at Festival dell’Ambiente e della Sostenibilità . April 13th, 2019. Milan, Italy. © Marco Cortesi

 »Festival dell’Ambiente e della Sostenibilità. Tutto Milano. April 4th, 2019 (PDF)

You can order the book on www.didierruef.com

Reporters Unplugged – Recycle

Thanks to Clément Grandjean for taking a picture during my lecture at Reporters Unplugged in Uni Dufour, Geneva, Switzerland.

Reporters Unplugged. March 29th, 2019. Uni Dufour, Geneva. Switzerland.(click image to enlarge)

Didier Ruef during his lecture at Reporters Unplugged. Uni Dufour. Geneva, Switzerland. March 29th, 2019.

“Reporters Unplugged (PDF)

A seven minutes’s talk about water issues with eighteen pictures selected from my book Recycle.

You can order the book on www.didierruef.com

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.

Société de lecture – Recycle

Thanks to my friend Francisco Teixera from the Leica Store Genève for the picture shot on November 14, 208 at Société de lecture in Geneva.

My book Recycle is on the library shelf in the middle of books by masters of photography, Henri Cartier Bresson and Berenice Abbot, Robert Frank and Ansel Adams, Gilles Caron and Diane Arbus, Brassai and Eliott Erwitt. It is a great privilege to be among these great photographers.

Société de lecture de Genève. Bibliothèque. Recycle. November 14, 2018. (click image to enlarge)

Société de lecture de Genève. Bibliothèque. Recycle. November 14, 2018.

Recycle, published in 2011 by Labor et Fides (french-english languages). 24×32 cm, 320 pages. Hard cover. 238 B&W Duplex. Photography Didier Ruef. Texts: Matthieu Ricard, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Bertrand Charrier. Carried out between 1991 and 2008 on the themes of waste, sustainability and recycling, Didier Ruef captured a variety of situations which reveals the face of humanity behind the waste it produces, recycles or has to endure.

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

Lecture on Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia – Università degli studi di Milano

I was invited to give a lecture about “Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia” on Monday the 12th of November 2018 at the Università degli studi di Milano, Italy.

My talk was about my book Recycle and the themes of waste, sustainability and recycling. I show my pictures which captured a variety of situations revealing the face of humanity behind the waste it produces, recycles or has to endure.

“Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia” in Università degli studi di Milano (PDF)

More pictures from the book Recycle on www.didierruef.com

Lecture – Università degli studi di Milano. Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia

I am invited to give a lecture about “Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia” on Monday the 12th of November 2018 at the Università degli studi di Milano.

I will talk about my book Recycle and the themes of waste, sustainability and recycling. I captured a variety of situations revealing the face of humanity behind the waste it produces, recycles or has to endure.

China. Guiyu. Ewaste recycling © 2004 Didier Ruef

“Sostenibilità nel prisma della fotografia” in Università degli studi di Milano (PDF)

More pictures from the book Recycle on www.didierruef.com

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)