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.
When I applied for the trip I told a friend about it. When they asked why I would be interested in a Giving Lens trip I told them that I wanted to set my soul on fire….emotionally, physically and creatively. Nicaragua did just that for me. It was a wonderful experience and I will never forget it.I love everything that … Read More
My time in Thailand was inspiring. I learned so much from my group leaders and fellow team members, and feel honored to be part of the first all-women TGL excursion, especially because we had the opportunity to work with girls at COSA, and hopefully contribute to fighting against human trafficking and sex trafficking. This is an experience that will stay … 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, clean floors, a stove, safe … Read More