At The Giving Lens, we have a vision. Our vision is to see the three things we love most come together for a greater good: our love of travel, our passion for photography, and our deep desire to give back to those in need. Our vision comes alive when we partner with amazing organizations in developing nations, who are at the ground-level of a community, reaching out with the utmost respect and admiration for the people, and attempting in their seemingly small, but actually enormous way, to help. Our vision comes alive when photographers are moved to action out of compassion, humbleness, and the understanding that seeing the world through a lens and capturing all its moments of beauty and heartache, of victory and agony, of joy and struggle must be one of the most blessed roles on Earth – whether you’ve shot half a million frames, or just a few; whether it is your hobby, your job, or your entire life. Our vision comes alive when willing hands and hearts meet us around the world to do what they can to make the world just a little bit better; when they meet us on the ground, and we give our time, energy, resources, love, and to humbly hold out our cameras as an offering to anyone who may need it.


Location: Headquartered in PA, this group travels the world for their mission

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The Art of Saving Humanity

The Art of Saving Humanity provides refugee-centered art programs that support emotional healing and livelihood opportunities, preserve cultural integrity, and bridge cross-cultural communication among refugees and the communities within which they resettle.

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Cohan Zarnock Photography

"Voice is given to those who no longer wish to be silent." - C. Zarnock

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Beatboxing Buddhist Monk

Yogetsu Akasaka is a Japanese Zen Buddhist monk who creates music for meditations. But not the kind most people are familiar with.

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