Tag Archives: Hans Durrer

Born 1953 in Grabs, Switzerland.

Holds a Master of Law from the University of Basel, Switzerland, a Master of Arts in Journalism Studies from Cardiff University, Wales, UK, a Master of Applied Linguistics from Charles Darwin University, Australia, and the Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies from the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Lived in Southeast Asia, worked in California, and in Southern Africa, learned about Latin American mentalities in Central America and, above all, in Cuba, taught in Argentina, Brazil, China, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Thailand, and Turkey.

Gained experience in publishing, as delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in public relations, as librarian, teacher, interpreter, translator, ghostwriter, addiction counsellor, and as author.

Works nowadays mainly as interpreter, author, and intercultural coach.





The photos in this volume are personal records of events that have taken place in the physical world. They are about discovery, not creation; about finding out, not inventing – for other people to see how the photographer has framed what he has witnessed. These photos are meant to educate us. And they will, provided we are willing.

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Hans Durrer | Hope

Since we are living, to a large part, in a socially constructed world – think of the legal system or of bureaucracy, for instance –, social reports can be pretty much about anything and everything that explores conditions and trends in a community.


PRIVATE 51 | Global Report 2

As unique and special the scenes are that the photographers for this issue have chosen to focus on, the similarities (what we have in common, what we share) that can be found around the globe are striking.