There are many photography workshops that combine travel with lessons from accomplished photographers. They boast locations all around the world, and offer the opportunity to photograph new cultures and experiences. Camera Odyssey’s upcoming trip to Sri Lanka is unique from these workshops. Combining philanthropy, volunteering, and documentary access sets this workshop apart from all the others, while still maintaining the opportunity to take part in a rich cultural experience.
In November, the team of doctors that pioneer Smile Bangladesh are undertaking a medical mission to Sri Lanka for Cleft Lip Repair. Camera Odysseys founder Bruce Byers invites you to join him in documenting their work throughout the mission. If you’ve ever had the desire to be behind the scenes of an incredible philanthropic mission to help the children in need, this is your trip. This is the Smile Bangladesh Team’s 20th mission, and they plan on repairing clefs, as well as burn damages that are an outcome of war. The time on this trip will be split between photographing the medical mission and exploring the beautiful country of Sri Lanka.
The attendees of this trip will be invited into operating rooms, recovery rooms, local homes, schools, and businesses. Our day trips will include visits to the many temples and beaches of Sri Lanka. Bruce Byers, the leader of this trip, states, “Documenting medical missions has changed the way I see and has elevated my photography”. Additionally, $500 of each trip fee will be donated to Smile Bangladesh to continue their missions.
To learn more about this trip, click here.