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: Cuba [Exclusive Trip!]
We can’t express how excited we are to announce our flagship trip to Cuba. This has been a long time coming! Even better, it’s an exclusive trip, which means it’s being lead by TGL’s founder and world-renowned travel photographer, Colby Brown! Colby only leads 1 trip a year with us at the moment due to his demanding travel and work schedule; take advantage of learning from one of the world’s best photographers! We’re partnering with Amigo Skate, and we’ll spend several days exploring stunning Havana, including afternoons alongside the NGO, before heading out as a team to see some other excellent sites and town Cuba has to offer. Get ready!VIEW TGL Cuba APPLY to the TGL Cuba Waitlist
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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. We have partnered with EI four times now!
This team will work with Mkombozi Skill Training centre to teach photography to students of the Tourism program; then to a Masai village to visit and document a school for Maasai children, as well as document the vanishing Maasai culture; finally we will provide family portraits to families struggling with HIV. On this trip you’ll get to experience real Tanzania, be welcomed into an otherwise very private culture, teach photography, document Maasai elders and traditions, and did we mention a 3 day Responsible Safari? In a word: Epic.
TGL is thrilled to announce we will be returning to a country we’ve come to love deeply – Cambodia. 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. We’ll also be touring the phenomenal city of Angkor Wat, as well as some of the floating villages along the Tonle Sap River. Join us!
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, the Zikra Initiative, teaching photography to young adults – join us for a middle-eastern adventure you won’t ever forget.
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!
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! 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. We will also be visiting the incredible Elephant Nature Park!
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.