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

Book Swiss Press Photo 25th anniversary

I have just received the book celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Swiss Press Photo with my picture shot in Iraq.

Arm-wrestling between a kurdish peshmerga and an american soldier. Kirkuk, Iraq - 2003

Arm-wrestling between a kurdish peshmerga and an american soldier. Kirkuk, Iraq – 2003

25 Swiss Press Photo, Till Schaap Edition, Switzerland, 2016.
ISBN 978-3-03828-072-9