TGL: Cambodia

Dates: December 2016

Tuition:  TBA

Spots Available: 10


2014 The Giving Lens: Cambodia Team on our final day with the students of Anjali House! 


I'm pleased to announce I'll be heading back to the wonders of Siem Reap to run TGL Cambodia this year with my friend and fellow photographer Paul Pichugin.  Last year's full workshop experience was nothing short of life changing for our participants as well as us as leaders.  From experiencing both the history and current day culture, working with the bright and smiling faces of talented students at Anjali, Paul and I are thrilled to be returning for another year in Cambodia.   What will be doing there? Youth Education - teaching and encouraging self-expression, creativity, and confidence through photo education one-on-one with at-risk and street youth from Siem Reap. 

Be sure to also check out the TGL: Cambodia page on The Giving Lens' website! 

So, what's it like to be on board with the TGL Cambodia experience?

First, we will arrive in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where we will tour and photograph the stunning Angkor Temples. Be ready for some early mornings shooting the sunrises at Angkor Wat, as well as afternoons spent exploring other lesser-known temples overrun by the jungle, an a few special spots for sunset. We will do 3 days exploring Angkor, and then another half-day on the Tonle Sap river, to visit and document some of the beautiful floating villages. Sound amazing? It is.

Then, we will be visiting Anjali House. Anjali House aims to provide the children of Cambodia with healthcare, food, clean water, and education. They have four values that guide their organization as they do this:

1) Education, which fosters self-confidence, and provides opportunities these kids would never have otherwise.

2) Expression, which fosters creativity, social-interaction, and therapy, where it is through art, dance, music, sport, or photography.

3) Health, though clean water, good food, and health care, which produces well-adjusted youth who are prepared physically and mentally to enter the workforce and find their own path.

4) Sustainability. Anjali house would love to be run 100% by local Khmer staff, and empowering the communities in which they work.

At Anjali, we will work with their photography club, which has seen students go on to win awards and have their work hung in hotels around Siem Reap. The students will have just participated in this year’s Angkor Photo Festival. We will do workshops with them, photowalks, cultural activities, as well as editing classes for post-production.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat, the largest temple complex near Siem Reap. 

TGL team member Christian Clowes works with a student from Anjali on composition and technique after a photowalk around Siem Reap. 


What's Included:

  • all accommodation beginning the night of Dec 12th (arrival day) until the morning of December 20th (departing day)

  • all meals, as well as bottles of water

  • all ground transportation to and from various cities and project sites

  • any extra events, such as museum visits, special dinners, etc

  • a large donation to Anjali House to further their work

  • Angkor entry fees (3 day pass – option to upgrade for a 7 day pass)

What's NOT Included:

  • Flights to and from Siem Reap

  • Travel insurance

  • Entry & Exit Fees, Visas

  • Beverages beyond water

  • Alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, and extra donations.