L’illustré – Une clinique sous haute tension

On the latest issue (April 1st, 2020) of L’illustré, you can look at my reportage in Switzerland in the Clinica Moncucco, a Covid-19 hospital, on “Une clinique sous haute tension”.

L’illustré. No 14, Page 36-43. April 1st, 2020

“Une clinique sous haute tension” on eight pages in L’illustré (PDF)

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Homo Helveticus – Inspiration Leica Akademie

Thanks to Heidi and Robert Mertens for publishing the book Inspiration Leica Akademie with selected pictures from Homo Helveticus .

You can order the book on Amazon or by Rheinwerk.

 Homo Helveticus in Inspiration Leica Akademie. Rheinwerk, Germany. 2020. (click image to enlarge)

Homo Helveticus in Inspiration Leica Akademie. Pages 292-293. Rheinwerk, Germany. 2020.

 Homo Helveticus in Inspiration Leica Akademie. Rheinwerk, Germany. 2020. (click image to enlarge)

Homo Helveticus in Inspiration Leica Akademie. Pages 294-295. Rheinwerk, Germany. 2020.

And my book Homo Helveticus .

Le Temps – La quarantaine, le Tessin et ses indispensables frontaliers

On pages 1 and 9 (March 10th, 2020) of Le Temps, you can look at my pictures on Coronavirus impact in Chiasso, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

Le Temps. No 6661, Page 1. March 10th, 2020

“La quarantaine, le Tessin et ses indispensables frontaliers” in Le Temps (PDF)

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Fête de la Musique. Photographies et éditing – Leica Akademie Suisse / 19, 20-27 Juin 2020

Ce workshop est axé autour de la Fête de la Musique en y associant la prise d’images et l’éditing photographique.

Un travail photographique s’apparente au processus de vinification : d’abord on vendange les images, autant que possible, ensuite on met en bouteille les meilleures grappes, les meilleures prises, en écartant la majorité des photos, pour parvenir à un produit équilibré, fruité et agréable. En photo, ce processus s’appelle l’« éditing ». Cet atelier explorera les diverses façons de développer un style personnel dans le storytelling, autrement dit dans la construction narrative d’un essai photographique ou d’une recherche personnelle. Didier Ruef abordera les notions de force, d’harmonie et de composition de l’image. L’objectif du workshop est de guider chaque photographe vers sa propre façon de regarder et de l’aider à créer un style personnel.

Switzerland, Geneva. Fête de la Muisque © Didier Ruef

More information on www.didierruefworkshops.com

L’illustré – Avec le Révérend Chukwudi

On the latest issue (December 2nd, 2019) of L’illustré, you can look at my reportage in Switzerland and Nigeria on “Avec le Révérend Chukwudi, de sa paroisse tessinoise à son Nigeria natal”.

L’illustré. No 51, Page 40-41. December 18th, 2019

“Avec le Révérend Chukwudi, de sa paroisse tessinoise à son Nigeria natal” on six pages in L’illustré (PDF)

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Léman Bleu Télévision – Pride 2019

Last night, seated on my sofa, I was surprised to look at my picture of the Gay Pride parade on Léman Bleu Télévision in their tv program “Autrefois Genève”.

Léman Bleu Télévision. Autrefois Genève.Le journal de la Pride. October 22th, 2019(click image to enlarge)

Switzerland. Geneva. First Gay Pride parade. © 1997 Didier Ruef

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Leica Camera Blog Schweiz / Suisse – Fascination Leica M

On the latest issue (October 18th, 2019) of Leica Camera Blog Schweiz / Suisse, you can look at my picture shot with a Leica M6 in the book about Swiss Alpine farmers.

Leica Camera Blog Schweiz / Suisse. October 18th, 2019(click image to enlarge)

Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen valley. Oberhorn alp. © 1993 Didier Ruef

You can buy the book Bauern am Berg on www.didierruef.com

Underground Worlds – Swiss Bunkers

I just received a copy from the Underworld World documentary series produces by Phoenix Television .

Hidden beneath our feet lie extraordinary spaces, caves and tunnels. They’ve been designed and built by us as well formed by nature. But how were they created and adapted? By whom, and why? For centuries, subterranean structures have captured our imagination. Now we’re going further and deeper to unearth the stories, the mysteries and the secrets of Underground Worlds.

Underground Worlds. Fort Reuenthal. Switzerland. February 5, 2019 (click image to enlarge)

Underground Worlds. Fort Reuenthal. Switzerland. February 5, 2019

The Sonnenberg tunnel in Lucerne during the largest civil defense exercise ever held in the country. From 16 to 21 November 1987, almost 1200 men and women converted a motorway tunnel into perhaps the world’s largest bunker structure on www.didierruef.com

More pictures on the Swiss Bunkers www.didierruef.com

L’illustré – Rock’n’roll merlot !

On the latest issue (October, 2019) of L’illustré (aldente #02), you can look at my reportage about an unique vintage bottle: Magnificents’, a Merlot wine dedicated to the Swiss rock band Gotthard.

L'illustré (aldente #02). Pages 74 -77. October 2019(click image to enlarge)

L’illustré (aldente #02). Pages 74 -77. October 2019

“L’illustré (aldente #02). Pages 74 -77. October 2019 (PDF)

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Area – Homo Helveticus

On the latest issue (September 13th, 2019) of Area, you can read an article about “la mia Svizzera sense parole” on my book Homo Helveticus.

Area. Page 10. September 13, 2019.(click image to enlarge)

Area. Page 10. September 13, 2019.

“Homo Helveticus in Area (PDF)

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