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.
Traveling with TGL on the all-female trip to Thailand was, by far, my most exciting, emotional, and educational travel I have experienced to date. It has been a month since my return, and I still cannot stop thinking about my trip-mates, the girls of COSA, and the beautiful people and scenery of the country. Can’t ... 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
I took the trip to Nicaragua with The Giving Lens. It won’t be my last! I have never traveled to a foreign country before by myself , Its always been with a group , family , or school . I went into the trip not knowing anyone or what I was getting myself into. The ... Read More