As part of Benrido Atelier's mini-portfolio series, Saul Leiter: Selected Works brings together a selection of well-known and well-loved images by American photographer Saul Leiter (1923 – 2013). Within, a selection of six images have been chosen from previously published bodies of work such as Cap, 1960, Driver, 1950s and Walk with Soames, 1958. This special portfolio was made in parallel to the Exhibition Forever Saul Leiter held at Tokyo’s Bunkamura Museum in January – March 2020.
The collotype, invented in France approximately 150 years ago, stands as a pillar of quality and versatility in the history of photographic prints. Artists can achieve an enormous range of aesthetic possibilities with the help of highly-skilled master printers. This mini-portfolio was carefully hand-printed in colour collotype by the craftsmen of Benrido Atelier in Kyoto Japan.
Edition: Open Edition
Design: Benrido, Inc.
Number of works: 6 colour collotype prints
Print Size: 25.4 x 20.3cm
Case Size: 20.6 x 25.8 x 0.8cm
Published: January, 2020
Collotype Portfolio Printed & Published by Benrido, Inc.
© 2021 Saul Leiter Foundation
About Benrido Collotype Atelier
In the 1880s, the collotype printing process was introduced to Kyoto and in 1905 Benrido began producing collotypes. Collotype is one of the earliest forms of printing techniques and was invented in France in 1855 by Alphonse Poitevin as a method for photographic fine art printing. Due to the high level of print and archival quality, it has since been used primarily as a way to reproduce and preserve Japan’s National Treasures and cultural properties. Today Benrido Collotype Atelier remains as one of only a few studios left in the world capable of producing fine colour collotype prints.