Choisir – «1986, la catastrophe nucléaire de Tchernobyl».

On the website (April 26th, 2022) of Choisir, you can look at the reportage I did in 2006 about Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine and Belarus.

Choisir. April 26th, 2022 / Ukraine. Pripyat. © 2006 Didier Ruef

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If you are interested about environment and sustainability, have a look at the book Recycle. Carried out between 1991 and 2008 on the themes of waste 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.

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