The 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.
I feel honored that I was chosen as 1 of 7 women for the inaugural all-women’s trip to Thailand to work with COSA. The chance to give back to an NGO working with young girls of the sex-trafficking industry was really an eye-opening and rewarding experience. It has ignited a fire in me to continue ... Read More
When I first learned of TGL, I knew right away–in my spirit–that it was something that I had to be a part of. It combined everything that I had been searching for in one package (humanitarian, travel, & photography). The hardest part was trying to decide where I wanted to go first. My dream of ... Read More
Being part of The Giving Lens trip to Nicaragua to visit and work with the students of Empowerment International about photography was life changing. It is a joyous wonder to able to communicate some photography basics and watch them engage and produce beautiful images from what they have learned. No matter what they want to ... Read More