Tages Anzeiger – Im Bild / Schweizer beim Schweizersein

On the December 4, 2018 of Tages Anzeiger, you can look at a page on my book Homo Helveticus.

Tages Anzeiger. December 4, 2018. Pages 34 (click image to enlarge)

Tages Anzeiger. December 4, 2018. Pages 34

“Homo Helveticus in Tages Anzeiger (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.–

RTS TJ 12h45 – Homo Helveticus

The photographer Didier Ruef presents his book Homo Helveticus at the RTS TJ 12h45, Swiss French Television, on December 10th, 2018

Lecture – Festival letterario “Leggere le Montagne” / Milan

I am invited to give a lecture about my work on Swiss Alpine Farmers on Wednesday the 12th of December 2018 at the Teatro Verdi di Milano during the Festival letterario “Leggere le Montagne”.

Festival letterario “Leggere le Montagne”in Teatro Verdi di Milano (PDF)

Switzerland. Lauterbrunnen valley. Oberhorn alp. Alpine Farmers. © Didier Ruef

With their flowery beards, traditional costumes and archaic tools, they are the guardians of the mountain, confronted daily to its threats and dangers – erosion, landslides and avalanches. Stuck between tradition and modernity, high subventions and imposed prices – hardly covering their living costs, prices which are ostensibly too high against international compétition – will these slave laborers of the land be able to maintain their ancestral tasks, or are they merely destined to protect the mountains and abandon their productivity – become gardeners in their own right ? Are we witnessing the last generation of mountain farmers before the final exodus towards urbanism or towards other lands in other countries presenting more opportunities.

You can buy the book on www.didierruef.com.

Homo Helveticus – Le Vent des Routes / Geneva

You are invited at the Librairie Le vent des Routes in Geneva on December 4, 2018 for the launch of my book Homo Helveticus.

A glass of wine and a slice of panettone will be offered to all visitors by Géo Découverte, my partner for the photo workshops.

Homo Helveticus. Till Schaap Edition (click image to enlarge)

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

Homo Helveticus on sale at Payot Lausanne

Thanks to my friend Olivier Vogelsang for shooting this picture at Payot bookshop in Lausanne. Our books Fractures and Homo Helveticus on sale.

Don’t be shy and offer both books as Christmas gifts to your friends.

Homo Helveticus. Payot Lausanne. (click image to enlarge)

Homo Helveticus. Payot Lausanne. November 26, 2018

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.

Homo Helveticus – Book Presentation

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 buy the book on www.didierruef.com.

Republik – Idylle mit Plastikpelerine

On the web site of Republik from November 23, 2018, you can look at a selection of pictures from my book Homo Helveticus.

Homo Helveticus. Rütli 1990 (click image to enlarge)

Homo Helveticus. Rütli 1990

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.

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.

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?

L’illustré – Homo Helveticus

On the latest issue (November 14, 2018) of L’illustré, you can look at seven pages on my book Homo Helveticus.

L’illustré. No 46. November 14, 2018. Pages 56-62 (click image to enlarge)

L’illustré. No 46. November 14, 2018. Pages 56-62


“Homo Helveticus in L’illustré (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

More pictures from the book on www.didierruef.com.