HEINRICH HARRER: Limited Edition Portfolio


Heinrich Harrer Tibet PortfolioThe only limited-edition portfolio ever produced from noted explorer Heinrich Harrer‘s archive of images of traditional Tibet shot between 1948 and 1951. This Portfolio offers an exclusive opportunity to acquire these ten rare and important historic photographs of Tibet. In addition, three photographs selected from the Portfolio are available as individual prints in a separate edition.

The Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet, has signed each Message of Endorsement included with the Portfolios:

“Harrer was one of the few people living in Lhasa in the twilight years of Tibetan freedom who was able to photograph people and scenes from all walks of life. These photographs form a valuable record of Tibet as it was, and I am glad that they are being presented in this archival portfolio so that others may witness the contentment that was ours.”


Edition of 50, in clamshell case includes: view collection

  • Ten 11 x 14 inch hand-signed silver gelatin photographs, archivally printed from the original negatives
  • Tibetan “pecha”  style book
  • Message of Endorsement, hand-signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Full Portfolio please inquire. Quantities very limited view collection


"Ngari Rinposche" by Heinrich Harrer"The Dalai Lama's flight, 1951" by Heinrich Harrer


"Holy relics" by Heinrich Harrer

Individual prints

16 x 20 inches (editions of 25) Quantities very limited

  • “The Dalai Lama’s Flight, 1951”   $4,500view image
  • “Ngari Rinpoche”                        $5,000view image
  • “Holy Relics”                               $3,500 view image


A donation equivalent to the sale of a Portfolio has been contributed to a Tibetan project designated by His Holiness, and a percentage of the net profits from subsequent Portfolio sales will also be donated to the Office of the Dalai Lama.