Réhahn’s 2017 Exhibition Opening Saigon is a Great Success
Couleurs d’Asie by Réhahn, opened its doors in Saigon on the 3rd of June 2017. The exhibition has been a major success, with over 1500 attendees on the first day. Tourists, expats and Vietnamese locals came in numbers to catch a glimpse of some of Réhahn’s world famous photographs of Vietnam, as well as images from his time in Cuba, India and Malaysia. The photographer internationally recognised for capturing breathtaking images of Vietnams ethnic minorities was honored to be joined by his close friend and subject, Madame Xong, from his photo Hidden Smile. Madame Xong, now eighty years of age, thought that she would never have the opportunity to see Saigon and was thrilled to spend time visiting the city with the photographer. Réhahn admitted he was really happy and surprised by the turn out. He has an incredible love for Vietnam and was delighted to see so many Vietnamese locals at the opening (around 85%).
On the first day of the opening the gallery sold six of Réhahn’s original Fine Art prints on Metallic Paper. These photographs are printed on the finest paper using the most advanced technology available. They are incredibly rare and provided him with the revenue to open The Precious Heritage Museum in Hoi An, a free museum which follows his journey, capturing all fifty-four of Vietnams ethnic minorities. The new museum also has an incredible collection of authentic costumes from all the ethnic groups he has visited and photographed. The French photographer hopes that this museum can preserve a small part of their cultural heritage, before the effects of modernization cause it to disappear forever.