A Uygur boy tries to regain control of his horse by the river in the Sunday market horse livestock section Kashgar in 2000. © Michael Amendolia
Uygur Boy sells a chairman Mao rug in his shop that lies against the Id Kah mosque, in central Kashgar China 2000. © Michael Amendolia
Children play in water fountain in front of the world’s largest statue of Chairman Mao, Renmin Square Kashgar Xinjiiang Uygur Autonomous region. © Michael Amendolia
Uygur children returning home from market in Kashgar Xinjiiang Autonomous region 2000. © Michael Amendolia
Livestock section Sunday markets Kashgar 2000. © Michael Amendolia
Singing and dancing among men at a Uygur wedding in Kashgar Xinjiiang Uygur Autonomous region 2000.
Musicians play a soulful piece at Uygur wedding Xinjiiang Uygur Autonomous region. © Michael Amendolia
Confetti is thrown in celebration at a traditional Uygur wedding in Xinjiiang Uygur Autonomous region 2000. © Michael Amendolia
Drought conditions in Australia force thousands of Kangaroos to Oxley Station in the Macquarie Marches near Warren, in western New South Wales. The Kangaroos move from feeding in the nearby national parks to properties with water and feed. © Michael Amendolia
The diving off the bridge on the south pacific island of Kiribatti. © Michael Amendolia.
Bronte Ocean Pool on a summers day in Sydney 1999. © Michael Amendolia
Catherine and Sathaporn with their 4 weeks old daughter Sirimaya at her Kwan Duan (Kon Pom Fai) Ceremony at the Buddhist Temple in Stanmore Sydney. When a baby is one month old, it is considered to be safe as a "mankind's child". The the Kwan Duan ceremony is held in order to auspiciously bless the child. © Michael Amendolia
The back streets of inner Sydney the day after the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. © Michael Amendolia
Portrait of a boy at at the ceremony for the current King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck 2005. © Michael Amendolia
Sophie Delezio 3 portrait "a survivor".
On Dec 15 2003 a car careened into Roundhouse Childcare Centre in Fairlightas while Sophie and her playmates napped. She suffered third degree burns to 85% of her body requiring six months in hospital and the amputation of her feet, her right ear and fingers to her right hand. © Michael Amendolia
Nudist Resort in Nelsons Bay central coast NSW.
Mark Hinman and his son Thomas on the bank of Combo Water hole during drought in Winton Queensland. © Michael Amendolia
Felicity and Dat cuts the French dessert croque-en-bouche cake with a ceremonial sword given to the goom as a gift by the father of the bride at their wedding. © Michael Amendolia
Mordechai Slavin’s grandfather from Israel whisphers a few words of encouragement before his grandsons Barmitzvah in Bondi’s Yeshiva Centre Sydney. © Michael Amendolia
Orthodox Jewish Circumcision Ceremony in Bondi Sydney. © Michael Amendolia
Two elderly ladies walk to their eye operation at the microsurgical eye camp Charang in far western Mustang Nepal. © Michael Amendolia
Blinded for years by bilateral cataract King Zom 79 and her husband sit in the living room of their home in the village of Gucho which is 590 kms from the Tibetian capital Lhasa. © Michael Amendolia
Professor Fred Hollows with young Vietnamese boy Tran Van Giap at the institute of opthlamology in Hanoi 1992. © Michael Amendolia
Unique form of corneal donation and transplantation that involves harvesting corneas from the dead that are about to be cremated on the ghat of the Pashupatinath Temple and transplanting those cornea’s into the eyes of the corneal blind five hundred meters down the river at The Tilganga Eye Centre the most progressive eye hospital in Nepal. Trained ophthalmic nurses extract the corneas from the dead where family have agreed to donate and hours later Nepalese ophthalmologist is stitching the specially prepared cornea on to the top of the eye in transplantation.
Gang life on the outskirts of the Colombian capital Bogota. © Michael Amendolia
The organisation Tambayan works with street gangs and abused and exploited children in Davao. @ Michael Amendolia
North Korea Eye Surgery Workshop. Three women from Kang Ryong recovering from their surgery in their guest house in central Haeju. The three had intra-occular lenses placed in the eyes that had cataract. Portraits of leaders late Kim IL Sung and leader at the time Kim Jong IL 2005. © Michael Amendolia
North Korea Eye Surgery Workshop. Khim Gurung Nepalese opthlamic assistant with Tilganga Eye Centre examines a patients eye while working with North Korea's eye doctors. Portraits of North Koreas leaders eternal leader Kim Il Sung and current leader Kim Jong Il feature on the wall. © Michael Amendolia
North Korea Eye Surgery Workshop. Patients and families make their way to the Haeju hospital from their guest houses provided to them from the government in the centre of Haeju. Haeju is concidered one of the poorest areas in North Korea as it is primarily an agricultural region. © Michael Amendolia.
Farmer Pak V Chol 42 lies on the preparation table waiting for anaesthetic block before operation on his mature cataract at a North Korea Eye Surgery Workshop. © Michael Amendolia
Kim Chun Son 48 from Kang Ryong is overcome with emotion after Dr Sanduk Ruit takes her patch off in postoperative examinations that removed her cataract replaced by a intra-occular lens North Korea Eye Surgery Workshop. © Michael Amendolia
Blindness in North Korea Han Mong Guk 80 embraces his son exited after his patch is removed and he sees for the first time in 10 years. Bilaterally blind patients impose an extra presure on families as they are unable to look after themselves and need constant care. © Michael Amendolia
Patients gather and line up outside the area at Haeju hospital allocated for the eye examinations and surgery. Haeju is concidered one of the poorer areas of the country a primary agricultural area. © Michael Amendolia
Nepalese opthlamoligist Dr Sanduk Ruit, stands watching as a patient he had just examined after cataract surgery stands to pay tribute and thanks to North Korea’s leaders, eternal leader Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, their images featured on the wall. © Michael Amendolia
Young miner working on a machine at Nang Hein Goldmine in Homalin Township North Eastern Myanmar 2017. There are up to two hundred mines in the area where workers are paid $US 10 a day. Malaria was as high as 60% in 2011. In 2017 it is 4% after a Save the Children Malarial treatment and prevention program. In the mining communities there is heavy drug use. © Michael Amendolia
Young miner working on a machine at Nang Hein Goldmine in Homalin Township North Eastern Myanmar 2017. There are up to two hundred mines in the area where workers are paid $US 10 a day. Malaria was as high as 60% in 2011. In 2017 it is 4% after a Save the Children. Malarial treatment and prevention program. In the mining communities there is heavy drug use. © Michael Amendolia
Senior Tibetean woman walks around the traditional stupa repeating prayers in a small village in Shangri-La Yunnan 2016. © Michael Amendolia
Mass cremation ceremony on the beach at Amed in Bali 2013. © Michael Amendolia
Communion during a Serbian Orthodox Liturgy Ceremony in the inner city suburb of Alexandria Sydney 2017. © Michael Amendolia
Serbian Orthodox Liturgy Ceremony in Sydney 2017. © Michael Amendolia
Waiting for the river ferry on the road to Barisal Bangladesh 2018. © Michael Amendolia
Patan Kathmandu 2014. © Michael Amendolia