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.
As a teacher who loves to continue to learn, TGL is the perfect balance of challenge, self-growth and experiential learning, all with purpose. I’d love to make this an annual goal, and perhaps grow into a TGL leader. My language skills and photography need work and I’m more inspired than ever to improve and grow.
TGL: Peru was unlike any other trip I’ve ever been on. The fact that we were able to do two amazing things combined in one affordable trip was absolutely outstanding. The opportunity to expand my photography portfolio/skills, and the chance to help out in the community we were oh so fortunate to visit.. was amazing. This trip opened my eyes … Read More
Working with the children was an unforgettable experience and most satisfying. As well, the events exposing us to local culture were very well done and quite complete. I don’t think I’ve experienced such a well organized and executed cultural program.