Kalsang Jigme is a professional photographer currently based out of New Delhi. He founded and curated one of the first Tibetan Photography Magazines ‘In frame’.
An alumnus of Tibetan Homes School, Mussoorie, Mr. Kalsang initially was studying to become a Tibetan medicine Doctor at Men-Tsee-Khang. Having realized he was not cut out to pursue a career in Tibetan medicine, he later finished his bachelor in Science from St. Joseph College of Arts and Commerce, . As fate would have it, Photographer found him before he could figure out what he would like to do next. Thereafter his love for photography and passion for capturing every moment led him to pursue a career in photography. Initially, photography was just his hobby which made him happy but later realized that it was something he did best too. To take it up professionally he enrolled himself in a photography course at Pearl Academy, New Delhi.
Fast forward, a professional Photographer now, Kalsang always believed in the idea of creating a platform sort for Tibetan professionals in creative fields like photography. He ”felt the responsibility as a Tibetan to serve in whatever capacity possible” to the community. Considering that an increasing number of Tibetans youth are now pursuing diverse fields and career like photography, the lack of opportunity thereof, for Tibetan photographers to showcase their creative and aesthetic vision, he launched “In frame” magazine. It is a magazine on photography by Tibetan photographers in particular, that will help bring together all Tibetan professionals across the world to connect and network with each other and also to showcase their photography work and ideas. He also organized a photo contest cum exhibition in Dharamsala to promote and support photographers. It was a huge success as over 100 Tibetan photographers participated in the contest showcasing a plethora of skills and talent existing in the community.
This magazine “is not about making profit but merely to truly inspire youngsters who are photography enthusiasts”. Mr. Kalsang for now wishes to publish the magazine annually (with plans to increase the editions in future) and hopes to engage in some meaningful projects through his photography career.