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 feel honored that I was chosen as 1 of 7 women for the inaugural all-women’s trip to Thailand to work with COSA. The chance to give back to an NGO working with young girls of the sex-trafficking industry was really an eye-opening and rewarding experience. It has ignited a fire in me to continue to bring awareness to the … Read More
Combining rewarding volunteering with cultural interaction and the experience of wildlife photography on the Serengeti all in one is just an amazing experience. TGL has opened my eyes to Tanzania and I want more. Well done.
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