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French photographer Rehahn opens heritage exhibition in town

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French photographer Rehahn opens heritage exhibition in town

Minh Phong

One of Rehahn’s photos features the six-year-old M’Nong ethnic minority girl, Kim Luan, standing next to her elephant - PHOTO: COURTESY OF REHAHN

A “Precious Heritage” exhibition featuring 40 of French photographer Rehahn’s photos depicting the beauty of children and elderly women from ethnic minority groups across the country is on at the showroom of Le Bao Minh Investment Company in HCMC’s District 3 from now until February 6.

Rehahn, who has traveled to more than 35 countries before settling down in the World Heritage-listed town of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam, told the Daily in an email that the first photo exhibition of 2018 is also included in his projects he has been pursuing for years to honor the exotic diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic culture and preserve the vanishing cultural heritage in the age of globalization.

During his seven years of living in Vietnam, he had a chance to travel to many different parts of the country and meet with 49 of 54 Vietnam’s ethnic minorities where he had taken many photos about daily lives of ethnic minority people as a priceless treasure, Rehahn added.

The photographer has expressed his curiosity and keenness on the unique traditions and customs of the 54 ethnic groups in the country from food, lifestyles to traditional costumes and musical instruments.

The photo exhibition looks like a journey of exploring Vietnamese people and cultures in the footsteps of the French photographer who has been named one of the world’s most 20 renowned photographers in 2017 by an international photography site www.webneel.com.

All the proceeds from photo sales will be contributed to charity programs supporting elderly people and poor kids of ethnic minority communities in Vietnam, Rehahn told the Daily late last week.

The exhibition is open for public viewing daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 184 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street, Ward 6, District 3, HCMC.

Rehahn published his first photo book about Vietnam in 2014, called Mosaic of Contrasts, followed by “Vietnam, Mosaic of Contrasts Volume II” in late 2015. In March 2016, his photograph ‘Hidden Smile’ featuring Madame Xong, a boat rower on the Hoai River in Hoi An, found its new permanent home at the Women’s Museum in Hanoi on the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8).

Last year, the photographer put into service a new gallery called Couleurs d’Asie by Rehahn – Saigon at 151/7 Dong Khoi Street, District 1, HCMC to mark the 10-year milestone of his career as a photographer.

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