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.
I’ve traveled with TGL on several occasions and would highly recommend the experience. I was able to see parts of the world that I may not have otherwise experienced on my own. There is comfort in traveling with experienced leaders and with a group of people with similar interest and mindsets. You’ll be challenged; to be flexible; to step out … Read More
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 wait to do another trip … Read More
If you get a chance to participate in a TGL workshop, grab it! TGL: Tanzania was my second time working with TGL (the first being TGL: Jordan) and I learned so much and came away so rich in a variety of experiences. They expand my world. And there is nothing more fun than hanging out with a bunch of photographers!