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List 09 September

Faces of the world: 14 captivating portraits that showcase intriguing characters across the globe

Peer into the eyes of these faces of Vietnam, Cuba and India taken by Réhahn, one of the best travel portrait photographers in the world, with the ability to 'capture the soul of the people.'

A blue-eyed girl in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam (Réhahn photography)

A blue-eyed girl in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam (Réhahn photography)

A little boy in Varanasi, India (Réhahn photography)

A little boy in Varanasi, India (Réhahn photography)

The little girl from the Black Thai tribal group. This portrait was taken in a village near Dien Bien Phu. (Réhahn photography)

The little girl from the Black Thai tribal group. This portrait was taken in a village near Dien Bien Phu. (Réhahn photography)

73 year old Elva smoking a Cohiba (Réhahn photography)

73 year old Elva smoking a Cohiba (Réhahn photography)

An 85-year-old cigar smoker in Cuba. A good friend of Réhahn  (Réhahn photography)

An 85-year-old cigar smoker in Cuba. A good friend of Réhahn (Réhahn photography)

A local, taken in the Cuban capital La Habana, which Réhahn has visited and photographed several times (Réhahn photography)

A local, taken in the Cuban capital La Habana, which Réhahn has visited and photographed several times (Réhahn photography)

A ten-year-old girl doing magic tricks for a living in the streets of Jaipur, India (Réhahn photography)

A ten-year-old girl doing magic tricks for a living in the streets of Jaipur, India (Réhahn photography)

A sadhu from Jaipur, India's Pink City (Réhahn photography)

A sadhu from Jaipur, India's Pink City (Réhahn photography)

The iconic photo of Madam Xong – the most famous woman of Vietnam (Réhahn photography)

The iconic photo of Madam Xong – the most famous woman of Vietnam (Réhahn photography)

A H'mong lady in Mu Cang Chai (northern Vietnam) with the colours of indigo tree on her hands (Réhahn photography)

A H'mong lady in Mu Cang Chai (northern Vietnam) with the colours of indigo tree on her hands (Réhahn photography)

A lady from the Brau – the second smallest ethnic group in Vietnam with less than 400 members (Réhahn photography)

A lady from the Brau – the second smallest ethnic group in Vietnam with less than 400 members (Réhahn photography)

Lady from the Pink Ha Nhi in a remote area in the north of Vietnam (Réhahn photography)

Lady from the Pink Ha Nhi in a remote area in the north of Vietnam (Réhahn photography)

Two brothers in the Vietnamese city of Ninh Binh (Réhahn photography)

Two brothers in the Vietnamese city of Ninh Binh (Réhahn photography)

Réhahn is a French photographer, based in Hoi An, Vietnam. Several of these photos are taken from his Precious Heritage project, in which he’s aiming to photograph all 54 of Vietnam’s tribal groups, many wearing their traditional clothing and costumes. He has so far photographed 49 of the country’s 54 tribes and is working to photograph several more in 2018. He also runs a museum in Hoi An, dedicated to photography and containing traditional tribal clothing and artefacts. 

For more on the Réhahn’s project and others, visit: www.rehahnphotographer.com

The latest book The Collection is out now, featuring portraits from Peru, India, Vietnam, Cuba and more. Available to buy from www.rehahnphotographer.com/shop