Rehahn opens Vietnam photo gallery in Paris

Kieu Giang

A view of the Ici et Ailleurs Gallery in the Old Quarter of Versailles in Paris of French photographer Rehahn - PHOTO: COURTESY OF REHAHN

A view of the Ici et Ailleurs Gallery in the Old Quarter of Versailles in Paris of French photographer Rehahn – PHOTO: COURTESY OF REHAHN

He told the Daily that this is his second gallery after the first called “Couleurs D’Asie” (Colors of Asia) in the ancient city of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province on Vietnam’s central coast last October. The name of the gallery has a meaning in English as here and somewhere else.

The two-storey gallery which covers an area of 180 square meters is located in an old building built in the 17th century. The venue features limited editions of his photo collection which are priced from 1,000 euros to 10,000 euros per item.

The opening night of his galley in Paris was attended by representatives of travel agents, airline companies and NGOs, such as Exotissimo, Air France, Thai Airways, Enfants du Vietnam and Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.

The gallery is open all year round with two staff taking care of the operation while Rehahn is based in Hoi An.

Previously, Rehahn had a busy May making a world tour to five cities – Toronto (Canada), Havana (Cuba), Worclaw (Poland), Namur (Belgium) and Versailles (Paris) – to exhibit a collection of 20 to 40 photos about Vietnam at each location. He received good news from the owner of Cambria Gallery in Toronto to display his photos all year round and a plan for an upcoming exhibition in 2016.

The Museum of Asia in Havana, Cuba also asked Rehahn to put two Vietnam-themed photos into their collection and two new exhibitions at the location have been planned for 2015-2016.

In Poland, 27 photos about Vietnam will be displayed in outdoor exhibitions in 12 cities of the country, starting from May.

Rehahn also expects to continue his world tour to Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Cuba and Colombia which started from March 2016.

“Most of the people I’ve met have never been to Vietnam and they told me that the exhibition gave them a wish to visit Vietnam soon. Some of them even decided to come this summer,” Rehahn told the Daily.

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