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

Mitch K

Being part of The Giving Lens trip to Nicaragua to visit and work with the students of Empowerment International about photography was life changing. It is a joyous wonder to able to communicate some photography basics and watch them engage and produce beautiful images from what they have learned. No matter what they want to be when they grow up, … Read More

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Mayya K.

TGL is an adventure with learning a lot about culture, history, photography, and having a chance to share what you love with like-minded people. The Giving Lens gives a healthy atmosphere for travellers and photographers, not missing out the opportunity to capture a great moment, going to exciting places, and learning about the problems and treasures they have and share … Read More

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Misti J

What a phenomenal opportunity!! TGL is a wonderful group that not only helps you craft your skills of photography, they provide the chance to see a part of the world while giving you a chance to give back and make a difference. Additionally, your form incredible friendships and bonds with your group that last long after the trip had ended!! … Read More


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