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.
When I first learned of TGL, I knew right away–in my spirit–that it was something that I had to be a part of. It combined everything that I had been searching for in one package (humanitarian, travel, & photography). The hardest part was trying to decide where I wanted to go first. My dream of many years was finally realized … Read More
I absolutely loved being a part of this amazing Cuba team. The team leaders did a fantastic job, keeping us on track even in the face of constant change. I’ll be honest that before we left for Cuba, I wondered what impact we’d have on a group of skateboarders. I decided to let go and have faith it would all … Read More
During TGL Nicaragua, I for one have learned that the process of taking a photograph of a person is about the relationship between myself and that person, in that moment. I have discovered that a photograph can not only capture a part of another culture, it can also be a memorable and meaningful exchange between photographer and subject. TGL is … Read More