Teams will travel to a developing nation and work alongside a local non-profit organization for the betterment of the community. TGL Leaders are professional photographers with travel experience, and are equipped to guide you through the country, into the culture, and far beyond your expectations. From workshops at locations many will only dream of, to helping in a tangible, needed way with the NGO, each trip is a unique adventure that will be a journey for every participant. Where we go, what we do, and who we will work with will vary from country to country.
TGL: Peru – 2 spots available!
We are so excited to be returning to Peru! This will be our third team to travel to the historical city of Cusco, to come alongside the amazing local NGO, Picaflor House. Picaflor works to provide a safe place for underprivileged children, providing access to education and after school programs. TGL and Picaflor came together to launch a photography program for these amazing kids, and this team will work on furthering the already incredible work these kids are doing. After this, we will celebrate by visiting the bucket-list topper, Machu PicchU!
TGL: Tanzania – Taking Applications Now
This team will work with Art in Tanzania to visit and document a school for Maasai children, as well as document the vanishing Maasai culture. We will also visit and document several schools and provide family portraits for families dealing with HIV. On this trip you’ll get to experience real Tanzania, be welcomed into an otherwise very private culture, and did we mention a 4 day Responsible Safari? In a word: Epic.
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TGL: Jordan SOLD OUT
We are so excited to be returning to Jordan with our second team, to follow up our highly successful 2012 trip. Jordan offers the warmest hospitality, the most incredible landscapes, unbelievable history, and much more. From the vast horizons of Wadi Rum, to the soaring carvings of Petra, to enjoying a shisha with a bedouin under the setting sun, Jordan delivers non-stop and always unforgettable moments. We’re partnering again with the Iraq Al Amir Women’s Co-Op, as well as a 2nd NGO – join us for a middle-eastern adventure you won’t ever forget.
TGL: Nicaragua SOLD OUT
We are thrilled to be sending our fourth team to Nicaragua! This incredible NGO, Empowerment International, has been using photography as a tool to empower impoverished and disadvantaged youth around Granada for well over five years. Some of these kids are shooting on manual now, and EI has a functioning gallery with images for sale sponsored by Smugmug. Be prepared for cobblestone streets, colourful alleyways, volcanoes, jungles, lagoons, one of the oldest colonized cities in Central America, and some truly incredible kids. Better yet, prepare to be changed forever!VIEW TGL Nicaragua
TGL: THAILAND | Focus Trip
Monks, temples, rice fields, ancient history, and mouth-watering food. Thailand is a country with so much to offer. World class beaches, to soaring hilltops, modern amenities, and ancient traditions – it is a photographer’s paradise – and you could go alongside two professional photographers! This is a Focus Trip that is women-only, with limited enrolment, due to the sensitive nature of the NGO. We are please to partner with COSA – Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia – to run creatively-charged, self-confidence building photography workshops with girls rescued from, or at-risk of being trafficked into, the sex industry. Lead by women, for women photographers.
Nicaragua is an incredible place, full of breathtaking landscapes and even more beautiful people. We will partner once again with our amazing local NGO here in Granada, Empowerment International, who work one-on-one with impoverished children and at-risk youth to keep them in school – from home visits to tutoring programs to a variety of clubs to keep the kids interested and involved. One of those clubs is an amazing Photography Club! These kids are incredible, and we will come alongside them to work on local projects and further their amazing efforts in this field. This was our first full TGL trip and remains one of the most emotionally impactful trips that we offer!
This team will work with Art in Tanzania to visit and document a school for Maasai children, as well as document the vanishing Maasai culture. On this trip you’ll get to experience real Tanzania, be welcomed into an otherwise very private culture, teach photography to AiT staff and children, document Maasai elders and traditions, and did we mention a 4 day Responsible Safari? In a word: Epic.
TGL: India: Scouting trip!
India. The name alone evokes a response from people around the world. A country of extremes, in every way. It offers up, to the uninitiated, a shock upon all our senses, from colour to taste, from scent to sight. This team will visit the famous Golden Triangle – including the Taj Mahal – before traveling to work with Dalit Freedom Network – battling modern day slavery, and remnants of the now-illegal caste system still oppressing the caste known as the Dalits: The Untouchables.
TGL is thrilled to announce we will be returning to a country we’ve come to love deeply – Cambodia. This journey will be lead by Elia Locardi – the incredibly talented landscape, travel and HDR photographer behind Blame the Monkey – and Naomi Locardi, his multi-talented, uber-creative, portrait, landscape and street-shooting wife. We will partner again with Anjali House, running workshops with the amazing photography club that works to keep underprivileged kids off of the streets, and in school.