French photographer’s exhibition highlights Vietnamese heritages

Wednesday, 2017-08-02 11:56:13
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French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle introduces his photos at the exhibition. (Credit:
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NDO – An exhibition, featuring artistic photos by French photographer Réhahn Croquevielle, officially opened at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi, on August 1.

On display are 35 portraits of the elderly and children representing the ethnic minority groups throughout the country, wearing their traditional clothes.

Themed ‘Invaluable Heritages’, the exhibition features traditional customs, habits and folk knowledge that have been handed down through generation to generation of the Vietnamese ethnic people.

Through the exhibits, visitors are able to understand the challenges in preserving and promoting traditional Vietnamese culture and heritages.

The photographer said that he spent six years travelling around the country and met people from 48 ethnic minority groups in order to learn more about the land and people of Vietnam.

He also noted that the most effective way to preserve the culture ethnic groups is to inspire the people’s pride in the heritages, customs and habits of the community.

At the opening ceremony, visitors had a chance to meet and exchange with representatives of the Mong and Cotu ethnic minority groups.

The exhibition will last until October 1.