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Rehahn is a photographer born on May 4, 1979 in Bayeux, France. This city is in the region of Normandy, in the north of France. Rehahn is still living, and is currently based out of Hoi An, Vietnam. Known as one of the top 10 travel photographers in the world, Rehahn has travelled to over 35 countries photographing its citizens. He is especially recognized for his work in Vietnam, India, and Cuba. 
After first being exposed to Vietnamese culture in 2007, Rehahn fell in love with it and returned several times before officially moving there in 2011. In 2013, Rehahn began arguably his most famous work, the “Precious Heritage” Project. He journeyed through the tribal regions of Vietnam and, after seeing that the traditional culture and heritage of the tribal Vietnamese people was becoming extinct, set out to preserve their culture and heritage. After researching and photographing nearly all of the 54 tribes, Rehahn published his book “Vietnam, Mosaic of Contrasts,” which is a best-seller in Vietnam and is sold in over 25 countries. The book highlighted the cultural aspects of the tribal people. In 2015, he released a second volume of the book, with new pictures of his travels. In early 2017, Rehahn finished this project by opening the Precious Heritage Art Gallery Museum in Hoi An, which showcases over 200 photographs and cultural artifacts. 
Another project launched by Rehahn is the “Giving Back” Project, which strived to give back to the tribal people, mainly in the form of improving their living conditions, and also to have them officially recognized by Vietnam. 
  Rehahn’s most famous photographs are “Best Friends” and “Hidden Smile.” “Best Friends” captures a 6 year old Vietnamese girl standing next to an elephant, praying to it. The picture became extremely famous and even made the cover of National Geographic, among several other magazines. “Hidden Smile” captures an elderly woman smiling, covering her mouth with her hand. This picture symbolizes that, regardless of how much hardship its citizens have endured, Vietnam is actually one of the happiest countries on Earth, with a high life expectancy and low stress. “Hidden Smile” is recognized in the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, as part of a permanent collection.