RSI ReteDue – La mia Svizzera riscoperta

An interview by Monica Bonetti on Laser (RSI Rete Due) on January 15th, 2019 about my new book Homo Helveticus.

La mia Svizzera riscoperta

Ginevrino di nascita e ticinese d’adozione Didier Ruef è un fotografo di reportage che nell’immagine cerca soprattutto la storia che vi sta dietro. Ne è l’ennesima conferma anche il suo ultimo libro “Homo Helveticus” uscito a dicembre presso l’editore bernese Till Schaap Edition. Didier Ruef vi ha raccolto 170 immagini in bianco e nero catturate nei quattro angoli della Svizzera nell’arco di trent’anni. Molti di quegli scatti sono stati realizzati durante feste tradizionali e quella che ne emerge è una Svizzera di cui risaltano tutte le diversità culturali e le contraddizioni ma anche la tensione verso il cambiamento e la modernità.Il libro diventa allora un altro dei tanti viaggi di Didier Ruef, questa volta alla ricerca della sua identità. Un viaggio e una ricerca che non sono privi di uno sguardo acutamente ironico e che il fotografo ci racconta in questo “Laser”.

[Laser, RSI Rete 2 – January 15th, 2019]

Didier Ruef © TiPress / Samuel Golay

RFJ – La Suisse en images inédites

An interview by Format A3 on Radio RFJ on January 7th, 2019 about my new book Homo Helveticus.

La Suisse en images inédites

Didier Ruef est né en 1961 à Genève. Photographe indépendant, il offre son regard sur les êtres humains, leur environnement et les problèmes écologiques créés par l’homme. Aujourd’hui il nous présente son dernier ouvrage, “Homo Helveticus” (Till Schaap Edition).

30 ans de photos prises en Suisse. Le photographe Didier Ruef nous présente son regard parfois inédit sur ce pays, 170 images noir-blanc sur la Suisse, notre pays et ses traditions, ses contradictions, ses plaines et ses villes, ses hommes ses femmes.

Images de notre Helvétie

Instants de vies dans un petit rectangle…

[Format A3, RFJ – January 7th, 2019]

“Homo Helveticus” by Didier Ruef – 2018

RTS La1ère Vertigo – Homo Helveticus

An interview by Pierre Philippe Cadert on Radio RTS La1ère on December 19th, 2018 about my new book Homo Helveticus.

L’invité : Didier Ruef, “Homo Helveticus”
Le photographe Didier Ruef travaille sur la Suisse depuis plus de 30 ans. Son nouveau livre “Homo Helveticus” (Till Schaap Edition) contient une sélection de 170 photographies sur la Suisse et sur celles et ceux qui la peuplent. Il a vécu dans toutes ses régions culturelles et a beaucoup voyagé. Ces photos portent un regard à la fois personnel et documentaire sur ce pays qui est le sien. Didier Ruef est lʹinvité de Pierre Philippe Cadert.

[Vertigo, RTS La1ère – December 19th, 2018]

Expo 02, Bienne, Canton Bern, Switzerland – 2002

Radio Lac – Mieux Vivre «Homo Helveticus»

An hour interview by Maud Carlus on Radio Lac on November 15th, 2018 about my new book Homo Helveticus.

Radio Lac – Mieux Vivre / « Homo Helveticus »: c’est quoi être Suisse?

[Radio Lac – December 19th, 2019]

The book Homo Helveticus by Till Schaap Edition with a foreword written by Thomas Maissen in german, french and english languages.

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

You can order the book on www.didierruef.com

Radio Sputnik International – We ended up under fire of a sniper

An interview on Radio Sputnik International.

The events of the 3rd-4th October, 1993.
‘We Ended Up Under Fire of a Sniper’: Photographer Recalls Russia’s 1993 Crisis.

The ten-day-long standoff in October 1993 between Russian President Boris Yeltsin and the Russian parliament became the deadliest single event of street fighting in Moscow’s history since the Russian Revolution. Swiss photographer Didier Ruef has recalled coming under fire in Moscow, where “danger was felt in the air.”

Read the full interview on Radio Sputnik International website.

Russia. Moscow. A newly married couple stands on the Red Square – 1993 

[Radio Sputnik International – October 3rd, 2018]

Didier Ruef on Vertigo

Didier Ruef interviewed by Pierre Philippe Cadert on RTS - 2016

Didier Ruef interviewed by Pierre Philippe Cadert on RTS – 2016



Didier Ruef interviewed by Pierre Philippe Cadert on RTS la Première during the radio program Vertigo about the exhibit “72 Boulevard des écorchés“.

Paper recycling in Brazil

A radio comment about the image “Paper recycling in Brazil”.

Recycling paper, Sao Paulo, Brazil - 1994

Recycling paper, Sao Paulo, Brazil – 1994

[Moby Dick, RSI Rete 2 – May 9th, 2015]

Plastic in the sea

A radio comment about the image “Plastic in the sea”.

Marineland, Alpes-Maritimes province. Antibes, France - 2006

Marineland, Alpes-Marimes province. Antibes, France – 2006

[Moby Dick, RSI Rete 2 – March 7th, 2015]

Bentley in Munich,Germany

A radio comment about the image “Bentley in Munich”.

Bentley in Munich,Germany

Bentley in Munich,Germany – 2014

[Moby Dick, RSI Rete 2 – September 13th, 2014]