The actor captures his journey through India, Nepal, Zanskar, and Tibet through a collection of sixty-five photographs, complete with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
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Gere is the most conspicuous of the so-called celebrity Buddhists, a position he has used to make known the suffering of Tibet under Chinese oppression and the tragedy of Tibetan exiles, including his friend and teacher, the Dalai Lama, but it will come as a surprise to many that Gere spends an equal, if not greater, amount of time behind the camera as he does in front. His haunting black-and-white photographs are presented with much fanfare in this beautifully produced volume, and they do not disappoint. Just as Gere's travels throughout India, Nepal, and Tibet determined his subject matter, his spiritual practice served as the source of their unusual and evocative energy. Gere's painterly photographs capture the motion that occurs even in stillness, and they possess surprising depth; the longer you gaze at them, the more you see. Some are detailed; others explore the stark contrast between shadow and light, and all subtly evoke the contrast between the cruelty of the Chinese army and the compassion of Tibetan Buddhists. Donna Seaman
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Book Description Bulfinch Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New copy in publisher's shrink wrap. Actor Richard Gere is well known for his outspoken defense of the Tibetan people, his Buddhist beliefs, and his friendship with the Dalai Lama. What is less well known is that Gere has long been a serious and accomplished photographer. Pilgrim will change that. The sixty-five striking photographs collected in this book document Gere's extensive travels in India, Nepal, Zanskar, and Tibet -- the work of a mature artist exploring subject matter that is close to his heart. The images -- which capture the rarely glimpsed rites and shrines of Tibetan Buddhism as well as the remote peoples and landscapes of central Asia -- are hushed and meditative, reflecting Gere's spiritual journey as much as his terrestrial wanderings. The book includes a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, an introduction by Gere, and a poem by Patti Smith that accompanies the portfolio. Reproduced on luxurious uncoated stock in an oversized format, the photographs in Pilgrim bring to life an ancient and spirituality vital world -- and share Gere's very personal vision. New copy in publisher's shrink wrap. This book would make a great gift. Bookseller Inventory # 036841
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110821223224
Book Description Bulfinch Pr, 1997. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780821223222
Book Description Bulfinch Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0821223224