About Photographers



 Jigmé Théaux is half French and half Tibetan. He speaks French and English but unfortunately not Tibetan. He discovered photography not so long ago and since then he became completely Tsé tchik with taking pictures, especially stolen portraits, those kind of pictures you quickly take while walking down the street. You can reach him by email or find out more about him through his Facebook fan page.

Email : jigme.photo(at)me.com
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/jigme.photo
Website : http://www.jigme.fr


Lodoe-Laura is a photographer currently based in Toronto, Canada. She received her first camera at the age of two in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has been influenced and affected by the visual world ever since. Lodoe-Laura has been studying Photography professionally since 2005. She is the winner of the 2009 City of Ottawa and SPAO Young at Art Photography Award, and her images have been featured in various publications nationwide. Lodoe-Laura's work can be seen frequently on Torontoist, where she is a Photography Contributor. She is currently enrolled in the Image Arts Photography Program at Ryerson University, and plans to pursue a career in Photojournalism upon graduating.

Email : lodoelaura(at)gmail.com
Facebook : http://facebook.com/lodoelaura
Website : 
http://lodoelaura.com , http://lodoelaura.tumblr.com
 

Sonam Tsering is a self-taught photographer, born in 1967 and currently working as a photo archivist at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives (LTWA) in Dharamsala, India.

He is an ex-TCV and had received his Shastri Degree (equivalent to Bachelor’s degree) from Central Institute for Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS) from Sarnath,  Varansi (U.P.) in 1988. Sonam then served as a Tibetan teacher in various Tibetan schools in exile from 1989 till 1998. Due to his enthusiastic approach he had been an all rounder teacher and a Teacher-Parent Association President in exile schools in Nepal.

His first official introduction to Photography was during the First Peace March of Tibetans in Exile from Dharamsala to Delhi (10TH March 1995)in which he was News Reporter and Photographer of Mangtso paper.

Email : sontse238(at)yahoo.in
Phone : +91-94183-64812


Sonam Zoksang was born in Kyidong, Tibet. He graduated from the Tibetan Institute for Higher Studies in Varanasi. In 1985 he moved to New York and joined a small Tibetan community in New York and New Jersey. He served as a president of the Tibetan Association and also of the Regional Tibetan Youth Association. He was on the board of directors of USTC (US Tibet Committee) and is a staunch supporter of SFT. Zoksang taught himself photography and has traveled extensively during numerous trips to Tibet. He has done many slide presentations at various schools, universities, organizations, and communities about Tibet’s political and social situation. His work has been published in numerous magazines and he has exhibited his work in the United States, Canada, South America, Asia and Europe. His photographs have also been displayed in a Congressional building in Washington DC. He lives in upstate New York with his wife and three children and can be reached by email.

Email : zoksang(at)hotmail.com
Website : http://www.visionoftibet.com


Tenzin Choejor, born in Lhasa, Tibet. He studied in upper TCV, (Tibetan Children's Village) Dharamsala after coming to India in 1987.  He completed his Bachelor's in Political Science in 2002 and Masters in Mass Communications in 2005 from MCC (Madras Christian College), Chennai. In July 2005, he joined the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala and since then has been working as the official photographer for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and webmaster of www.dalailama.com. Tenzin Choejor can be reached by email.

Email : choejor(at)gmail.com 
 

Tenzin Dorjee was born and raised in the foothills of Himalayan India. His interest in photography began in Mumbai where he assisted commercial and advertising photographer Nrupen Madhvani.

After studying photography at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), New York, he spent 3 years with the Dalai Lama's Exile Government in India. There he gained invaluable experience photographing dignitaries, celebraties and important meetings and events as well as documenting the lives of TIbetans in exile. Soon after he left for Delhi and in 1997 began his career as a freelance photographer as an associated member Lookat Photos, Zurich. SInce then he has worked for Time Magazine, Aperture Publishing, NY, The Independent, London and The Associated Press.
Dorjee was nominated for World Press Photo, Masterclass 1996, finalist for Fiftycrows 2003, winner of National Geographic's All Road Film and Photography 2005. He is presently based in Toronto, Canada.
Email: tdoji(at)yahoo.com
Phone: 416 277 9125
Website:www.tenzindorjee.com



Tenzing Paljor grew up in Darjeeling, India.  After graduating in Liberal Arts from North Bengal University in early 1990s, his wanderlust spirit led him travelling and working extensively throughout South and Southeast Asia, including 5-year stint in Afghanistan. These travels and cultural immersion inspired Tenzing in documenting visual chronicles through photography.  In 2007, Tenzing initiated the Vanishing Himalaya project and started documenting Tibetan cultural heritage in the Himalaya. He was awarded the Galen Rowell Fund, a photography grant on India and Nepal Himalaya for two consecutive years of 2006 and 2007. He is currently working on a long-term self-funded project in Mongolia photo-documenting one of the world’s last surviving nomadic cultures.
  His wok has been exhibited in cultural institutes and galleries in Ladakh, New Delhi, Kabul, New York, London, Bagio and Bocolod City. He divides his time between his current base in Ulan Bator and travelling visiting remote communities in the Himalaya.

Website: www.tenzingpaljor.com
Email: tenzing_yogi(at)yahoo.com


  Editor/Communications

 Tsering Zongdho is a Marketing and Communications specialist currently based out of Toronto, Canada. Born in exile, raised in North America, yearns for Tibet. With a B.F.A. from Ryerson University, School of Image Arts, she has an extensive background in the Advertising, Marketing and Commercial Photography Industry. Her career has allowed diverse opportunities, as Photo Editor/Art Director at Masterfile Corporation, with a premiere Commercial Artist Agency that worked on multi-national campaigns for Pepsi, Cadbury, Dentyne, Toyota, as well as numerous editorial publications. Currently working in Marketing & Communications with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. In her spare time she serves as Editor and Communications consultant for Exile Lens and is an executive member of GTPN Toronto.




Aspiring Photographers

Tenzin Phuntsok Waleag was born in Bhandara Tibetan Settlement. He completed his Bachelors Arts in Communications from University of Minnesota. Started shooting pictures with DSLR 2 years ago is and self taught photographer. His work has been published on many Tibetan News sites along with Minnesota Local Newspapers. He is volunteer photographer for Minnesota Tibetan Community and Photographer for Minnesota Regional Tibetan Youth Congress. His biggest high highlight of his very young photography experience was when he got chance to be official photographer for His Holiness visit in Minnesota in May 2011.

Email : phuntsok59(at)gmail.com
www.flickr.com/photos/tenzwilliams55

Tsering Choney was born and raised in India. Educated at Tibetan Homes School, Mussoorie, and ICII Dehradun with a background in Computer Application, Hardware and Networking. Currently working as faculty at Sarah College for Higher Tibetan Studies in the Computer Studies Dept.  Also working as Web Administrator and Photographer for Tibet Today, an online news portal.

Photography is his passion and he is a self educated photographer.  The internet has allowed Tsering to pursue his love for photography, through online tutorials from professionals and tech gurus.

Email : choney.tsering(at)yahoo.com
Mobile : +91 889- 414- 8071