Humanitarian travel: Photo workshops that give back


My first trip with The Giving Lens (TGL) was to Morocco in 2016. I’d never heard of the organization before that and hadn’t ever been on a travel photography workshop when a notice for the trip popped up on my Facebook feed, and I immediately knew I wanted to go. I’d visited northern Morocco in 2014, after discovering that my direct paternal ancestry was Amazigh (Berber). I had thought of returning on my own to visit southern Morocco (Marrakech and the Sahara), where most of the people I met I could count as distant cousins—and that is exactly the itinerary TGL offered. Add to that professional guidance and a chance to travel with avid photographers and to be of service to the community, and I was thrilled to have my application accepted. Read more…

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