See One Wonderful Photo That Changed Two Lives In The World

On traveling much, French photographer and a tourist Rehahn met Bui Thi Xong, 74 an old boat-rower, on a trip to Vietnam in 2100. She was in perfect health. The wrinkles on her face and hands told a story of a lot that she came across in life.
Rehahn got impressed by her courage and asked her for a photo shot in which both her hands and face came together. She agreed happily for a pose being shown here. He asked for her blessing and left for his onward journey.

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Photo credit: Dainik Bhaskar

After some time, he published her photo on the front cover of his photographs book. Within a few days, the book proved a hit. Rehahn got recognition of being an ace picture-taker. He was satisfied with his achievement in life. The world accepted the unknown merit behind the photo. Mrs. Xong appeared on TV telecast five times, became the most celebrated woman in Vietnam and, with a new boat, her tourism trade is flourishing as never. Little did this 74-year-old boat puller understand that this soon-to-be iconic photo would transform her living.Screen shot 2015-10-09 at 3.29.22 PM

Photo Credit: Dainik Bhaskar

He had promised Bui that if ever that book became a hit, he would buy her a new boat. He did the same and got her a new boat. Recently he went to Vietnam with the book and showed her that the social media liked that book much. This act of his brought Bui much happiness that one cannot judge. As promised he bought her a new boat.

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Appearing on the front cover of the volume Bui became a famous in Vietnam. She got included amongst the distinguished woman of her country. She has appeared more than once on various TV programs. The tourists travel by her boat is enhancing her income.

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It is the unbelievable story of an elderly Vietnamese woman that has become an iconic personality of Vietnam after posturing for the French camera operator. More info: | Instagram | Fanpageator.
She was a humble and impoverished lady not used to seeing herself in photos, so she hid her face spontaneously.

Réhahn used her picture as his book covering because as it symbolized the joy of life notwithstanding old age and protection needed.

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Former Sailing Sea Captain at V.Ships, Miami, FL, USA (retired in 2009). Studied BA (Sophomore) at The Principia, now lives in Jaipur, India

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