Fan Ho (1931-2016) was one of Hong Kong’s most renowned photographers. Having moved from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 1949, he captured Hong Kong streets and people’s daily lives during the 50s and 60s, amidst the city’s economic transformation. Fan Ho often composed his photographs with unique geometrical compositions and textures, while creating a sense of atmosphere with the interplay of light and shadow. With the collaboration between the Fan Ho Foundation and Blue Lotus Gallery, Kyoto Benrido has created a collotype portfolio containing six of Fan Ho’s signature works, with each print handmade by master printers in Benrido’s atelier.
Set of 6 black and white collotype prints printed by Benrido, Inc.
Print Size: 25.4 x 20.3cm. Case Size: 20.6 x 25.8 x 0.8cm
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.