"A quick capture of one of the kids sneaking a peek at Jon Burkholz's camera. I loved how curious and interested the kids were with both us and our equipment!" From Tracey Lynn Clay #TGLTanzania 2013
Picture by TGL Alumni Chris Keeley from our Tanzania trip in 2013
In Peru, we are excited to partner with Picaflor House, a safe place for the children that provides food and shelter to the community. Imagine, spending days working hand in hand with the amazing children of Peru, walking cobblestone streets, enjoying local food, and seeing Machu Picchu! Wander through stunning landscapes and great views of snow-capped Andean peaks with an optional additional four-day Salkantay Trek!
Join our experienced team leads Peyton Hale and Jeff Bartlett as we return for our 4th annual trip to Cusco and experience Peruvian culture firsthand.
See the trip details and apply quick! http://buff.ly/2dnTAsP
Taken on #TGLTanzania in 2013 by Ross Bartholomew
From #TGLNicaragua 2014 by alumni Justine MacDonald
We believe that we can make a difference. Photography is a phenomenal art form that not only allows us to capture moments frozen in time, but share our experiences, thoughts and emotions with others. It allows us to connect to other human beings in meaningful ways that might not have been possible otherwise. By participating in a TGL (The Giving Lens) workshop you are allowing yourself the opportunity to explore, document and work hand in hand to help make a difference with the local communities, NGO organizations and countries we will be working in. As you learn photography you might also be working with school children, helping to protect an endangered species or trying to understand the historical conflict that has plagued many parts of the globe for centuries. Those who participate will grow, both as people as well as photographers.
What kind of organizations do we work with? The Giving Lens partners with a single organization per workshop and only offers one workshop per country. We love working with NGO organizations that share our passion for creating a better world. There are many causes around the globe that are in need of support. From species preservation to eco sustainability, child education to those displaced by war, disaster survivors to those living with AIDS, we are happy to help where and when we can.
How did The Giving Lens start? The Giving Lens is the vision of Professional Photographer and Photo Educator, Colby Brown. Colby honed his skills traveling the globe, from the peaks of Nepal to ground-zero of post-earthquake Haiti. Through his experiences he felt compelled to help the amazing people he met along the way. He found himself looking for ways to combine his love for photography, and his deep passion to make a difference. In 2011 The Giving Lens was born in an attempt to blend photo education and helping to make the world a better place by giving back to local communities.