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.
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…
Standing in direct contrast to bland, sanitized, one-size-fits-all packages, The Giving Lens provides a wonderful setting for true exploration – enhancing photo skills, befriending diverse and amazing people, and getting deeply into local communities. My entire trip in Jordan exceeded “photo workshop + volunteering” to…
I have never been more moved as a person than I was in Tanzania with The Giving Lens. I believe this trip will change your life for the better, and though it is a tough trip it is worth every second. I love my new friends and family.