DHARAMSHALA: Kalon Karma Yeshi of the Department of Finance, Central Tibetan Administration today inaugurated a photo exhibition cum contest at Tibet Museum, organised by In Frame. In Frame is a photography project initiated by Mr Kalsang Jigme, a young Tibetan photographer, to draw the attention of Tibetan youth towards the skill and art of photography. The photo exhibition is open from 15 – 21 June 2016.
In his inaugural remarks, Kalon Karma Yeshi lauded Kalsang Jigme’s effort to highlight the art of photography in the Tibetan community and urged the Tibetan public to support him in his endeavors.
“It is the era of photography. People don’t have time to read long articles like in the past. People prefer photographs and other audiovisual mediums to gain information these days. Therefore, I appreciate this initiative,” he said.
Kalon Karma Yeshi also expressed the importance of following up on the project. “Good beginnings are not enough. It is more important to follow it up to make it really meaningful in the long distance,” he added.
Kalsang Jigme, in his remarks, said that the In Frame project is his small contribution towards the Tibetan community to promote professionalism and to preserve the rich Tibetan culture through the lens of a camera. “Through these exhibitions, we can create more awareness regarding our Tibetan issues to the world,” he said.
He also explained the three goals of his venture: an annual photo exhibition and contest, a photography magazine and a digital picture library containing historical and contemporary images.
Kalsang Jigme is an alumnus of Tibetan Homes Foundation, Mussoorrie. He graduated from St Joseph’s College, Bengaluru and studied photography at Pearl Academy, New Delhi.