The Photography Club of the Tibetan Children's Village School at Dharamsala is small but active club, which has been enabling young Tibetan students to learn and practice photography as possible future career choice.
The club was started in 2001 with nine members. The first batch of members comprised only of Middle School students in the age group of 12 to 14 years. The reason behind choosing young students was that they had enough school years before graduation thereby giving them time to acquire and hone their skills as photographers.
Every year six new members from sixth grade were inducted into the club after a grueling test.
The club meets once a week except during examinations and school vacations. At such meetings,
members exchange ideas, plan out itinerary for an assignment, or, go for a photo shoot either in group or individually.
School and Tibetan community functions provide a good opportunity for photographic documentation;
club members have taken photographs at the T.C.V. Founding Anniversary and Inter-House functions, and, at Losar (Tibetan New year) and religious ceremonies at Tsuglakhang. Apart from these, members have done their own stories on T.C.V, Ama Jetsun Pema la, T.C.V. Handicraft and Photo club.
Photographs by the students have appeared in school journal (Village update)