Kate Mulligan and Colby BrownThe 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

Derek B

I would like to express a deep founded thanks and appreciation to The Giving Lens, its staff and team leaders for a wonderful experience to explore a culture so different from my own. The trip to Cambodia was fulfilling, enlightening and fun. My humble participation in this adventure has given me the opportunity to grow not only photographically but as … Read More

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Amanda M.

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

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Kathy V

A lot of people use the phrase “life changing” but in my case TGL: Jordan truly was life changing for me. I came home from my trip determined to change some things in my life that have been making me miserable. It had been a long time since I was around such a positive encouraging group of people, and I … Read More

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