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Image credit: Michael Amendolia

Making a difference
with Michael Amendolia

Date: Wednesday 7 September
Time: 12:30-1:30pm (Sydney time)
Locations: Online

Cost: Non-members: $AU15
          Head On Members: Free

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About the session


This year marks 30 years of The Fred Hollows Foundation. During this time, the foundation changed the lives of tens of thousands of people by giving them the gift of sight, and photographer Michael Amendolia gifted the world the images of it happening.
Micheal's iconic photos came to represent the meaning of charity and the spirit of foreign aid to Australians.

Michael will speak about his transition from photojournalism to working with NGOs, and the shift from creating documentation to inspiration through his photographic practice.
You will learn how to take images that inspire empathy and how to use these images to reach your goals and boost your (or your organisation's) presence.
Want to change the world? Listen to someone who already has.

Meet Michael Amendolia

Photographer Michael Amendolia has more than 30 years’ experience making stories about restoring sight. It all started in 1992 in the courtyard of the Institute of Ophthalmology in Hanoi when on his first overseas assignment he captured the now iconic portrait of Fred Hollows with a young boy, Tran Van Giap.

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Praise for Head On Spotlight:

"Great advice and information - it could have been 2 hours, easily.."

"It was great hearing Julian's backstory and how he was so open about his approach and techniques. Also great to see the photographs, obviously, but it was his narrative about them that made it special."

"Fiona's information was very practical and realistic. I particularly liked her advice to "call yourself a photographer". Hearing about her own journey was also very useful..."

How live sessions work

  Once you've registered, you'll receive an email confirmation. The next steps are: 
  1. One hour before the session you will receive the link to the session.
  2. Playback will depend on your internet connection and computer set up.
  3. The session will be recorded and will be made available at a later date.  

Head On Foundation sessions are supported by

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative



September 7th, 2022 from 12:30 PM to  1:30 PM
Online broadcast
Sydney, NSW
Event Fee(s)
Spotlight ticket $ 15.00 (includes GST of $ 1.36)
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