Kate Havercroft and Colby BrownThe Giving Lens is an organization with a vision to see our three passions come together for a better world: travel, photography, and giving back. We do this by running one-of-a-kind international travel photography workshops, all of which are lead by professional photographers: during the trip we volunteer our time and talents to a local, grassroot Non-Profit; then we do workshops, shooting at once-in-a-lifetime locations most only dream of. We share the images, and the profits, with the NGO, and our participants return home, changed forever. It’s an adventure; a journey; and a vision.

Michael J.

If you are looking for a photographic journey...with meaning...then TGL is something you should consider. Being able to pursue a hobby that I love in a new and interesting location is fantastic. Top that off with diving into the local culture, avoiding tourist areas, and...most importantly...creating a positive impact…

Karen H.

I absolutely loved being a part of this amazing Cuba team. The team leaders did a fantastic job, keeping us on track even in the face of constant change. I'll be honest that before we left for Cuba, I wondered what impact we'd have on a group of skateboarders. I decided to let go and have faith it would all come together...and…

Timothy C.

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Standing in direct contrast to bland, sanitized, one-size-fits-all packages, The Giving Lens provides a wonderful setting for true exploration - enhancing photo skills, befriending diverse and amazing people, and getting deeply into local communities. My entire trip in Jordan exceeded "photo workshop + volunteering" to…
Timothy C.