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: Nicaragua — Sold Out!
Nicaragua is topping “Must Visit” lists for 2015, and for good reason! 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, extremely talented, and we will come alongside them to work on local projects and further their amazing efforts in this field. New for 2015: a few select students who are now young adults and accomplished photographers will be helping run the trip!VIEW TGL Nicaragua
TGL: Tanzania – 2 spots left!
Tanzania. The Maasai. The Serengeti. If you grew up reading National Geographic under the covers, these names probably drum up a whole realm of childhood dreams. Let’s make those dreams a real life adventure! We are so excited to be partnering again with Mkombozi Educational Centre where street and at-risk youth in Tanzania can come to receive skills training in all many different areas – from sewing to computers to tourism! We’ll be working with the students of tourism to further our photography work, which we believe to be useful to a career in tourism and hospitality – but more than that, it’s a way to empower, encourage, and support these teens! We’ll also be visiting our partnering Maasai village to learn about life today for the maasai, visit their unique school, deliver portraits from last year, and take new and more images of the daily life of the Maasai. Not to mention, a three day responsible safari!VIEW TGL Tanzania
Medinas, souks, colors, textures, fabulous food, and the largest market in Africa can all be found in Marrakech, Morocco. We’ll be wandering the winding, cobbled streets at all different times of day, playing with street photography, details, candid moments, and even portraits. And we’ll be doing it alongside some amazing local Moroccan photographers thanks to our partner NGO, El Fenn! After a few incredible days in Marrakech, we’ll carve through the High Atlas Mountains, stay in a real life Kasbah, and finally arrive to the iconic Sahara desert for two nights of shooting sunrises, sunsets, and the phenomenal night sky!VIEW TGL MOROCCO
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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.