For several years now, French photographer Réhahn has been travelling across Vietnam and taking beautiful pictures. Along the way, his adventures have led to important meetings that have become the main theme of his photographic projects.

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When friendship has been established between the two of them, then and only then does he gets his camera out in order to capture the moment. In his photos, smiles are often shyly hidden by their hands. Réhahn calls them his “Hidden Smiles”. During his travels, he’s noticed that many people often have the habit of covering their mouths when facing the camera. He assumes that this is by modesty or politeness, a sort of mark of elegance.

Réhahn continues his journey around the land of smiles. He is currently preparing an exhibition of a hundred portraits of those hidden smiles. The Vietnamese were ranked among the happiest people in the world and Réhahn is here to testify to this truth, for he has managed to find the meaning of the word “happiness” in this country.

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