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 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
TGL: Nicaragua turned out to be a profound human revelation mixed with some very beautiful photographic subjects. I went to Nicaragua with the idea of a photography workshop with The Giving Lens and also of spending some time teaching photography to underprivileged children through Empowerment International, an organization dedicated to, as the name states, empower ... Read More
I’m not exaggerating when I say that the TGL: Nicaragua trip has changed my life. It’s easy to go about life knowing that poverty exists without seeing it. To see these families, these kids, living in those conditions made me think about all those modern conveniences I took for granted — hot water, toilets, light, ... Read More