Réhahn publishes his first book, “Vietnam, Mosaic of Contrasts”, a collection of 150 photographs depicting the country’s diversity. A bestseller in Vietnam, the book is sold in 29 other countries as well.
Réhahn captured the photo “Best Friends”, which shows a 6-year-old M’nong girl praying to an elephant. Thanks to the press agency Caters in New York, it was published in more than 25 countries and was featured on the cover of prestigious magazines such as Condé Nast Traveler, The Times and National Geographic, among others.
Bored Panda, one of the world’s most visited websites, ranked Réhahn in the top 5 most celebrated portrait and travel photographers worldwide. The article went viral and has since been translated into over 20 languages.
Following the exhibition Valiosa Herencia (“Precious Heritage”), the photographs “Best Friends” and “Hidden Smile” became part of the permanent collection at The Asian House Museum in Havana, Cuba. Cuba remains one of Réhahn’s favorite countries to visit and draw inspiration from.
The last copy of “Best Friends” (1 x 1.5 m) sold for $17,000 USD to a collector from Amsterdam making it the most expensive photograph ever sold in Vietnam (Forbes Vietnam).
The second volume of “Vietnam, Mosaic of Contrasts, Volume II” is met with great success. More than 500 copies are sold within the first month.
Réhahn was ranked the second most popular French photographer on the web by the photography website, XXLPix.net.
The photo “Hidden Smile” officially entered the permanent collection of the Vietnamese Women’s Museum in Hanoi in the presence of Madame Xong, the 78-year-old model of the photo.
“Échappées Belles”, a popular French travel program on France 5 network, followed along with Réhahn on a photographic voyage and introduced his work to his home nation. This marked an important step in his career; his work has since become highly sought after amongst French and European Fine Art collectors.
The Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum in Hoi An in Central Vietnam officially opened. More than 100 photographs of Vietnam’s ethnic groups and more than 62 original traditional costumes are displayed.
COULEURS BY RÉHAHN, Fine Art Photography Gallery, was opened on Dong Khoi Street in Ho Chi Minh City.
Louis Vuitton acquired 3 Limited Edition Original photographs for Louis Vuitton Ho Chi Minh store.
French President Emmanuel Macron was presented with the portrait of Madam Xong, known as “Hidden Smile” by Vietnam’s Secretary of the Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who has since become President of Vietnam, to commemorate 45 years of Friendship between France and Vietnam.
Awarded the 2018 Trophy for French Nationals Abroad by the French information website “lepetitjournal.com.” Réhahn accepted the trophy in Paris at the Quai d’Orsay surrounded by 300 dignitaries including M.Nguyen Thiep, the Ambassador for Vietnam in France.
Completed the primary goal of the Precious Heritage project by meeting and documenting all 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.