Rehahn, a French photographer, found Vietnam in 2007 and felt literally under his spell. Selected by the National Geographic and many other professional institutions, he is now known worldwide for its works which capture the heritage of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups but also incredibly recognize in Vietnam where he lives ranked among the best portraitists. His Speciality? Portraits of Vietnamese people and scenes of life. His photographs are a dive into the daily life of the native and reveal the splendor and authenticity of the country. Today, the exhibition “Precious Heritage” is set up at the Hanoi Ethnological Museum until October 1, where you can discover 45 of its best photography. Posing in traditional costumes, the local symbolize their ancestral custom and ancient wisdom passed on from one generation to another.
The exhibition looks to promote the beauty and pride of these communities that together form the great mosaic of Vietnam. The most efficient way to preserve the culture of ethnic groups is to promote them outside their community, to create a sense of pride for their heritage and ancient customs,” Réhahn said. “Sometimes, you need someone else’s vision to make you realize what you have.”
The Precious Heritage exhibition is open to the public until October 1 on the 2nd floor of the Trong Dong building inside Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
|Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Nguyễn Văn Huyên, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội
Tel: (84-24) 3756 2193
Opening hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, closed Mondays