The Giving Lens offers one-of-a-kind international travel photography workshops, with a humanitarian twist: during the trip we volunteer our time and photographic talents to a local, grassroots Non-Profit documenting their work and issues, as well as teaching photography as a tool for empowerment, self-confidence, personal creativity, and more; we then embark on a travel photography focused journey through this amazing country, though always looking to depart from the beaten path and seeking instead authentic encounters, real experiences, cultural immersion, with a focus on responsible travel and respect for the culture and environment. Post-trip share the images and the profits with the NGO. It’s an adventure, a journey, and a vision.
TGL: Peru was unlike any other trip I’ve ever been on. The fact that we were able to do two amazing things combined in one affordable trip was absolutely outstanding. The opportunity to expand my photography portfolio/skills, and the chance to help out in the community we were oh so fortunate to visit.. was amazing. This trip opened my eyes … Read More
The most important thing to understand about The Giving Lens and its leaders; they WILL infect you with passion. Passion for photography and passion for the NGOs it supports. After two week with my team and all the locals we had befriended, I was more sad to leave my Giving Lens family than I ever imagined I would be. My … Read More
My time in Thailand was inspiring. I learned so much from my group leaders and fellow team members, and feel honored to be part of the first all-women TGL excursion, especially because we had the opportunity to work with girls at COSA, and hopefully contribute to fighting against human trafficking and sex trafficking. This is an experience that will stay … Read More