Réhahn is a photographer born in Normandy, France. He has travelled to more than 35 countries prior to making Hoi An, central Vietnam, his home in 2011. He is particularly known for his portraits of Vietnam, Cuba and India, and the media regularly describe him as the photographer “who captures the soul of his models” (Paris Match, August 2015). Réhahn invests his time and builds strong relationships with with the people he meets, hence his Giving Back Project.
After first journeying to the northern regions of the country and making his way down, he has witnessed firsthand the complex diversity and fragility of some ethnic groups’ cultural heritage. Having already met 45 of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam, he now focuses his work on completing this project. By capturing images of these exceptionally contrasting cultures, and collecting their traditional costumes and precious artifacts, he has built up the Precious Heritage Collection, which is now the core of the eponymous Gallery Museum.