French photographer awarded for honouring Vietnamese culture
Update: Mar 20, 2018
French photographer Réhahn, who is living in the central city of Hoi An, has won the Trophées des Francais de l’étranger for his project honouring cultures of Vietnamese ethnic groups over the past seven years.

A corner of his musuem

The project is entitled “Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum” located at No.26 Phan Boi Chau street, Hoi An. 

Organised annually by the prestigious French daily news website since 2013, Trophées des Francais de l’étranger is awarded to French expatriates with successful projects or outstanding achievements abroad. The jury includes leaders of major political, economic and media organisations in France.

To carry out the project, Réhahn went to many places in Viet Nam, met 59 ethnic groups, took photos and collected traditional clothes and objects reflecting local culture to display at his museum in Hoi An city.

Offering free entrance since 2017, the photographer also tells stories about ethnic groups in French, English and Vietnamese languages.

He is also conducting different activities to honour ethnic culture, including building Co Tu ethnic cultural museum in Tay Giang district, Quang Nam province.