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.
I loved this trip with The Giving Lens and would be very happy to recommend it to anyone who was thinking of going. I believe you have a winning formula for travelling to third world countries and giving back to the communities. I’m sure I’ll be doing another trip with you! Thank you all for a wonderful trip.
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
TGL: Jordan. Was. Amazing! : ) Colby Brown, Ken Kaminesky, and Michael Bonocore – we couldn’t have asked for better team leaders/assistants (except maybe you Kate Havercroft!). They were funny, approachable, extremely patient, very knowledgeable, supportive, passionate, interesting leaders and always made themselves available to answer any and all our questions to help us grow both as people and photographers. … Read More