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

Three picures bought by the Collezione della Republica e Cantone Ticino

I am delighted to announce that the “Collezione della Republica e Cantone Ticino”, Switzerland, have bought for their collection my three pictures from the ships scrapyard in Alang, India.

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.

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.

The selected three pictures from the Ships scrapyard in Alang (India).

Révélations. Photographies à Genève

The curators from the exhibit “Révélations. Photographies à Genève » have selected four pictures from my set on garbage collectors.

The collective photo exhibit takes place at the Musée Rath in Geneva from May 27th to September 11th, 2016.

Switzerland. Geneva. Musée Rath. A visitor is looking at my four pictures on garbage collectors. May 26th, 2016

A visitor is looking at garbage collectors’ images in Musée Rath, Geneva (Switzerland) – May 26th, 2016

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

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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Collective exhibition “Recycled”

From October 30th to November 15th at Villa Dutoit in Geneva (Switzerland).

China. Province of Guangdong. The village of Beilin is part of the town of Guiyu. A male worker, seated on a plastic stool, takes down by hand electronic components from printed and integrated circuits of old discarded computers. The various parts will be recycled for its metals, electronic components, chips,...© 2004 Didier Ruef

Province of Guangdong, China – 2004

Baptiste Coulon, Gérard Lüthi, Dylan Perrenoud, Didier Ruef, Cyril Vandenbeusch
Les quatre photographes de générations différentes nous proposent un regard varié sur la thématique très actuelle des matériaux recyclés. Une vision engagée pour Didier Rueff, plus distancée pour Baptiste Coulon, Dylan Perrenoud et Cyril Vandenbeusch, qui détournent et mettent en scène les objets récupérés. Quant à Gérard Luthi, il se concentre sur l’omniprésence du plastique dans notre quotidien.

  • exposition: 30 octobre au 15 novembre
  • vernissage: 29 octobre dès 18h
  • rencontre avec Didier Ruef: 31 octobre à 11h, suivi d’un brunch 10 fr.-