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[Photos] French Photographer Highlights Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic Groups

These photos of Vietnam’s ethnic groups are the work of French photographer, Sébastien Laval, who has been lugging his camera around the country since 1995. His works, along with those of his Vietnamese colleague, 96-year-old Le Vuong, are currently being exhibited in Paris.

Laval's photos were previously displayed at Trang Tien Bridge during this year's Hue Festival and were the subject of a film by Bertrand Edel and Faut Pas Rever, according to Vietnam Net.

Vuong's works, currently housed at Hanoi’s Museum of Fine Arts, have been shown in Europe and Asia to great acclaim.

Here are some of Laval’s black and white shots which highlight the dress, culture and lives of Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups.

[Vietnam Net]