Richard Gere by Elizabeth Avedon | La Lettre de la Photographie

INTERVIEW

Richard Gere by

Elizabeth Avedon

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Richard Gere on Horse 1, Poundridge 1993 by Herb Ritts © Herb Ritts Foundation, Courtesy of the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Pilgrim, Zanskar, 1983 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Mongolian Warrior, Mongolia, 1995 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Angels, Shekar Monastery, Tibet, 1993 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Khyongla Rato Rinpoche, Drepung Monastery, Tibet, 1993 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Milarepa’s Cave, Nyelam Pelgye Ling Temple, Tibet, 1993 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Monk in Sheepskin, Tibet,1993 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Departing, Zanskar, 1988 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Projection, Zanskar, 1988 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Waiting, Zanskar, 1983 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Lobsang Tenzing, Dharamsala, 1981 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Ulan Bator (The Arrival of His Holiness), Mongolia, 1995 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, Three Nuns, India, 1996 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, West Bengal, 1996 © Richard Gere, Courtesy of Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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Richard Gere, ”Pilgrim” (Bulfinch Press, 1997), Hardcover, 143 pages

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Richard Gere, Cairo, 2010 Photograph © Richard Gere, Courtesy of the Gere Foundation

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Richard Gere, Giza, 2005 Photograph © Richard Gere, Courtesy of the Gere Foundation

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Richard Gere, South Pole, 2003 Photograph © Richard Gere, Courtesy of the Gere Foundation

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”The photograph of my Grandfather in his wheat field is the logo of our Inn and Restaurant. It is about Abundance, the abundance of the wheat that he was so proud of.”

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The logo for the Bedford Post Inn and Restaurant with Richard Gere’s grandfather Albert

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Richard Gere, One Hundred Eight Stupas, Erdene Zuu, Karakorum, Mongolia by Elizabeth Avedon © Elizabeth Paul Avedon

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Tibet: Photographs by Richard Gere. Gere Foundation limited edition portfolio to promote awareness of Tibet and her endangered culture.

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Zanskar: Photographs by Richard Gere. Gere Foundation limited edition portfolio to promote awareness of Tibet and her endangered culture.

Richard Gere is widely known for his leading roles in Hollywood films. Elizabeth Avedon spoke with Gere about his long-time involvement in Photography; his personal photographs, book and exhibitions, and his extensive Photography Collection.

“Herb Ritts was talking to Helmut Newton about some new camera and Helmut just shook his head at him and he said, “Herb, the picture isn’t in the camera. The picture is here (pointing to his heart).”

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Richard Gere on Horse 1, Poundridge 1993 by Herb Ritts © Herb Ritts Foundation, Courtesy of the Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

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