HEINRICH HARRER LIMITED EDITION PORTFOLIO
What is included
in the Heinrich Harrer Limited Edition Portfolio?
Portfolio is the first fine art collection of Heinrich
Harrer's rare photographs. The Portfolio includes:
- Ten silver gelatin photographs,
archivally printed from the original negatives,
signed and numbered in pencil on the verso
by Heinrich Harrer
- A personal Message signed
by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
- Letterpress-printed text
featuring an original essay, caption information,
an epilogue in three languages—English,
Tibetan and German
- An exquisitely designed,
handcrafted presentation case
many Portfolios are in the edition?
The Heinrich Harrer Limited
Edition Portfolio is an edition of 50, plus five Artist's
individual photographs available?
from the Portfolio are available as individual photographs.
The individual photographs are:
Dalai Lama's Flight, 1951
Signed by Heinrich Harrer, these individual 16 x
20-inch (40.6 x 50.8 cm) photographs are mounted in
20 x 24-inch (50.8 x 61 cm) mats. Each edition is
limited to 25 photogaphs.
the Dalai Lama endorsed this Project?
Yes. The Fourteenth Dalai
Lama has individually signed a personal Message that
is included with each Portfolio.
the Tibetan people benefit from this Portfolio?
Yes. The first portfolio
(1/50) is a gift to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for
his private collection. A donation equivalent to
the sale of a second Portfolio has been contributed
to His Holiness, to be used for the preservation
of Tibetan culture and religion. In addition, a percentage
of the net profits from the Portfolio sales will
be donated to a Tibetan project through the Office
of the Dalai Lama.
Is Heinrich Harrer Limited Edition Portfolio in library collections?
Yes. The United States Library of Congress Asian Division, Harvard University Fine Arts Library, Cornell University Carl A. Kroch Library, Columbia University East Asian C. V. Starr Library and the American Alpine Club have acquired the Portfolio, thus ensuring that the photographs will be preserved by these eminent institutions.
is the price of the Portfolio and the individual
For the current price
quote of the Portfolio or the individual photographs,
please contact Portfolio publisher Leslie DiRusso
can I obtain more portfolio information?
information or to arrange an appointment to view
the Portfolio or the individual photographs, please
contact the Portfolio publisher Leslie DiRusso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
can I pay for my purchase?
You can pay for your
purchase by personal check, bank wire or PayPal.
When and how did Heinrich Harrer take these pictures?
were taken in Tibet between 1948 and March 1951.
The principal camera was a 35mm Leica IIIc with a
50mm Elmar lens, without a light meter. The primary
film was a 100-meter roll of 35mm black-and-white
motion-picture film left in Lhasa by a 1938 German
expedition. Two of the photographs (The Holy Relics
and Khampa Warriors) were shot with a medium-format
camera (manufacturer unknown) and black-and-white
120 roll film (source unknown). The film was processed
in Darjeeling, India, in 1951.
are Heinrich Harrer's other accomplishments?
Heinrich Harrer’s body of work spanned more than six decades of exploration on six continents. Heinrich Harrer was a world-renowned explorer and mountaineer who became known for his first accent of the North Face of the Eiger as part of an Austrian-German team in 1938. Harrer’s memoir, Seven Years in Tibet, has been translated into 53 languages and has sold more than four million copies. He received numerous honors, including the Eiger Gold Medal, Gold Humboldt Medal and the Explorers Club Medal for his many expedition and explorations, which number more than 600. Harrer wrote 23 books and received credit on more than 40 film productions, including Tristar’s feature film, Seven Years in Tibet.
Mementoes of Heinrich Harrer’s adventurous life are on display at the Heinrich Harrer Museum in Hüttenberg, Austria, officially open by the Dalai Lama in 1992. (www.harrermuseum.at)
In October 2002, His Holiness the Dalai Lama presented Heinrich Harrer with the International Campaign for Tibet's Light of Truth Award to honor Harrer’s humanitarian effort to bring the situation in Tibet to international attention.
Is Heinrich Harrer still alive?
Heinrich Harrer died on January 7, 2006. In the Dalai Lama’s message of condolence to Harrer’s widow, Carina, His Holiness expressed deep sadness and gratitude for Harrer’s advocacy on behalf of the Tibetan people:
makes the Portfolio photographs archival?
Great care has been taken
to ensure that the photographs in the Heinrich Harrer
Limited Edition Portfolio have been archivally processed.
This includes developing and fixing the image and washing
and drying the print to obtain maximum stability.
The photographs were
split printed from Heinrich Harrer's original negatives
with an Aristo Variable Contrast cold light.
The photographs were
printed on Ilford Multigrade IV, 11 x 14-inch (27.9
x 35.6 cm), double-weight fiber paper. All photographs
were developed in a classic glycin formula, toned
in selenium, treated in two acid-neutralizing baths,
and finally washed for two hours in a vertical archival
washer. They were air-dried face up on plastic screens
without the application of heat.
are the dimensions of the photographs?
The Portfolio photographs
are 11 x 14-inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm) in 4-ply 16 x 20-inch (40.6 x 50.8 cm) mats by Rising Paper Company.
The individual photographs
are 16 x 20-inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) in 20 x 24-inch
(50.8 x 61 cm), 4-ply or 8-ply mats.
are the dimensions of the presentation case?
The clamshell presentation
box is 21.5 x 22 x 2-inches (54.6 x 56 x 5 cm) and
weighs approximately 25 pounds with the photographs.
does the presentation case protect the archival
The presentation and
storage case is designed to provide an environment
beneficial to the preservation of the archival photographs.
The clamshell design allows the top and bottom to
lie flat, which gives easy access to the photographs.
The photographs are housed in 4-ply 100% rag mats
made by Rising Paper Company. All paper elements
in the Portfolio are acid-free.
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