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World Tibet Network News

Monday, January 5, 1998



2. Pilgrim: Richard Gere


Source: http://www.pathfinder.com/twep/bulfinch/authors/richard_gere/pilgrim/

This haunting portrayal of the Tibetan Buddhist community evoked in
exquisite photographs is the first book by actor and accomplished
photographer Richard Gere.

Richard Gere has for many years found his spiritual source and
guidance in Tibetan Buddhism; he has one of the most outspoken
defenders of the Tibetan people. A student and friend of the Dalai
Lama, he has made numerous journeys throughout India, Nepal, Zanskar,
and Tibet. It is a little-known fact that he is also a committed
photographer who has worked extensively within these regions. In the
last several years Gere has begun showing his photographs in museums
and galleries around the world to universal acclaim. In this, his
first book, Gere is publishing images which represent a journey both
physical and spiritual.

Gere's photographs are striking in their maturity - the work of a
serious artist encountering a subject of cultural significance. There
is a hushed, meditative quality about his art that is perfectly in
keeping with its subject. A foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
opens the book, followed by an essay by Gere; a poem by Patti Smith
accompanies the portfolio. Reproduced on luxurious, uncoated stock, in
an oversized format, Pilgrim draws the viewer within the aura of this
ancient and spiritually vital world, through Gere's very personal
vision.

All of the author's profits from this book will be donated to Tibetan
charities through the Gere Foundation to promote awareness of Tibet.


Articles in this Issue:
  1. My Land and My People: Dalai Lama
  2. Pilgrim: Richard Gere



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