On the web site of Swissinfo from January 11th 2020, you can look at my reportage on Father Gerald Ani, a Nigerian with a dream who becomes a priest in Switzerland.
On the web site of Swissinfo from May 4th 2019, you can look at a selection of pictures from my photo essay on the Swiss love for guns.
Shooting is a favourite leisure sport in Switzerland. Its roots date back to the late Middle Ages, but especially the 19th century when shooting became an important part of national identity. But gun lovers fear a new weapons law could spoil their fun. Swiss shooters and hunters fear that the European weapons directive being put to the vote on May 19 could jeopardise their hobby, even though Bern has managed to negotiate some concessions from Brussels, particularly on army weapons.
More pictures on www.didierruef.com
On the web site of Swissinfo from the 2nd of February 2019, you can look at a selection of pictures from my book Homo Helveticus.
Didier Ruef has been documenting life in Switzerland for more than 30 years. His book contains a carefully compiled selection of photos of Switzerland and the people who call it home. The Swiss historian Thomas Maissen writes in the foreword to the book: “There is nothing that does not exist in Switzerland.” Perhaps, someone should add to this: and, nothing that the photographer has not captured by his camera in the last 30 years.
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.–
You can order the book on www.didierruef.com
You can look at my story published in swissinfo.ch (March 29, 2014) on homeless people living in fallout shelter in Geneva, Switzerland.
Didier Ruef’s photos on swissinfo.ch.