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John Amato | profile | all galleries >> ** the poor the needy the begging the cons and the giving of alms ** tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Dillingham, Alaska | Alaska traveled in the Summer. | ShangHai 2013 | Alaska Thaw to Spring. | Alaska Frozen | China, another perspective. A look at everyday life. In every face & place there is a story. | the Desert - Tucson, Arizona | Pohnpei, Micronesia -FSM- 2010, 2011 | ** just a little light ** | ** the poor the needy the begging the cons and the giving of alms ** | ** Kam Agroforestry in a 300 Year Old Village ** a UNESCO/UNDESA funded project. China | ** Kam Local Agriculture and Pisciculture ** a UNESCO/UNDESA funded project. China | leica b and w | faces with a leica | love the child | Toys Children Make, Children's Innovations | ** NEPAL ** ** What I Saw ** | United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Environment Day June 2006 | * * TIBET * * A People and Their Culture * * August 2006 | Leica M9 | Two Days of Protests in San Francisco, California. Olympic Torch April 8-9, 2008 | Tibet Day 2009 | *** personal favorites *** | Images That Hold Special Meaning or Interest to Me | Galleries of Cities and Villages that I have visited in China. | Market Day | The Many Faces of Humankind | hands | Black and White images | FLOWERS and other plants | Animals I have had the pleasure to enjoy the company of and some I wish could have had a better life. | 6 and 8 legged animals ++ Click on thumbnails to enlarge image++ | Reptiles and Amphibians I have had the pleasure to meet. | Environmental Impacts | ** Love That Bird ** | ** the cat and the child ** | ** just a little black and white ** | Various images of electronics | The Beach | Animals used for medicine. | In Box | Nascar: infineon Raceway - June, 2010 | Pohnpaid * Pohnpei * Petroglyphs- October 2010 | What i saw | Weekend retreat. | Ohmine Public Elementary School | A visit to the HiFiman and the assembly line for daps and headphone amplifier.

** the poor the needy the begging the cons and the giving of alms **

We made regular donations to the poor by way of clothes and money that have been donated from people around the world. These images are posted due to a lack of awareness and care in many parts of the world. When we help someone it is not just the article of clothes or money donation but the feeling it instills. I have seen this in the faces of people we have given to. The knowledge that someone cares lasts much longer than the money or donation of clothes. For the long term I hope that countries that are experiencing prosperity will help their own poor and needy and those in other countries and not turn away because it disturbs one's comfort.

Many of these images were taken in China.

Click on thumbnails to enlarge image.

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With a small bucket for donations, most walked by. CZ2A4760.jpg
With a small bucket for donations, most walked by. CZ2A4760.jpg
CZ2A2805.jpg
CZ2A2805.jpg
ShangHai, 2013. CZ2A1951.jpg
ShangHai, 2013. CZ2A1951.jpg
Shanghai, 2013.  CZ2A1950.jpg
Shanghai, 2013. CZ2A1950.jpg
Begging for money on a local bridge.
Begging for money on a local bridge.
Begging in the street and training his children.
Begging in the street and training his children.
Begging, sidewalk wet and muddy.
Begging, sidewalk wet and muddy.
Blind and using a piece of iron for a walking stick he sings for donations. The plastic bag on his head is for the rain.
Blind and using a piece of iron for a walking stick he sings for donations. The plastic bag on his head is for the rain.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55869629.couplegoingthroughtrash.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55869630.Gettingreadyforanightssleeponacoldnight.jpg Elderly homeless person at temporary home.
Elderly homeless person at temporary home.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55869633.Nannywithdirtcountinghermoney.jpg
Homeless in China
Homeless in China
Near an open market digging through garbage for food.
Near an open market digging through garbage for food.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55873463.Coveringupwithaplasticbagtryingtostaywarmandsellafewvegetables.jpg Sick, homeless and mentally ill.
Sick, homeless and mentally ill.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55878090.Homeless.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55878091.Homelessandsickneitherarewelcome.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55878092.Homeless.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55878093.IgavehimmoneyanywayHongKong.jpg
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55879107.Homelessandtiredfromcoldnights..jpg It's work . .
It's work . .
Hmong (Miao) elder picking through garbage for recyclables.
Hmong (Miao) elder picking through garbage for recyclables.
Sometimes real, sometimes fake not always are the children theirs, not always are the stories true.
Sometimes real, sometimes fake not always are the children theirs, not always are the stories true.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f55879461.Freeforthepicking...jpg He looks up at me and grins when I take his photo and motions for me to go away.
He looks up at me and grins when I take his photo and motions for me to go away.
He uses a piece of rubber to protect his bottom as he slides along.
He uses a piece of rubber to protect his bottom as he slides along.
Recycling for food and plastics.
Recycling for food and plastics.
Sorting garbage for types of food.
Sorting garbage for types of food.
Kunming China. Indicating he was blind and asking for money. Looking back one last time, my eyes met his staring at me.
Kunming China. Indicating he was blind and asking for money. Looking back one last time, my eyes met his staring at me.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f56396679.Sleepingonsidewalkagainstastonewall.JishouCityChina.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f56500734.Everyonehasacellphone_6476.jpg
Disfigured
Disfigured
Blind
Blind
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f57118675.Blindandreceivingadonationoffood.JishouCityChina..jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f57369933.Childandadultonoverpassbridge1.8714.jpg
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f57369934.Childandadultonoverpassbridgebegging.8728.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f57370207.Menatallyillandhomeless._8642.jpg Girl balancing on mouth getting ready to spin while the girl in the background spins a plate. Jishou City, China.
Girl balancing on mouth getting ready to spin while the girl in the background spins a plate. Jishou City, China.
Girl spinning while balancing on mouth. Jishou City, China.
Girl spinning while balancing on mouth. Jishou City, China.
Watching from above.
Watching from above.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f57676885.Itsnoteasyforanybody.jpg He is blind, loves to play this intrument and sing and does not ask for money.
He is blind, loves to play this intrument and sing and does not ask for money.
Singing for the joy.
Singing for the joy.
His wife waits.
His wife waits.
Who will give . . .
Who will give . . .
Waiting for the next coin to drop. . . the young and the old. . .  bookends in life . .
Waiting for the next coin to drop. . . the young and the old. . . bookends in life . .
Eating from the street.
Eating from the street.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f58376920.IMG_0678.jpg How old and needy before someone helps?
How old and needy before someone helps?
Eating from a container she found in the street.
Eating from a container she found in the street.
Sifting through the garbage, a plastic bag against the rain and Smiling.
Sifting through the garbage, a plastic bag against the rain and Smiling.
Recycling.
Recycling.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f60965299.Passedoutinfrontofado.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f61085362.childandadultbegging.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f61108041.Begging.jpg
Day laborers waiting for work.
Day laborers waiting for work.
Finding recyclables.
Finding recyclables.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f61121846.Patchesontheknees.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f61123010.Headdown.jpg
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f61133089.unloadingtruck1.jpg Disfigured.
Disfigured.
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f61334263.Happyforthegarbage.jpg Homeless and mentally ill.
Homeless and mentally ill.
Mentally ill, filthy and unable to properly take care of himself.
Mentally ill, filthy and unable to properly take care of himself.
Miao elder collecting scrap metal.
Miao elder collecting scrap metal.
Woman elder laying in the entrance to a business for web access.
Woman elder laying in the entrance to a business for web access.
Contrasts #1.
Contrasts #1.
Contrasts #2.
Contrasts #2.
When will it end? Mentally ill, refusing food, money or any help.
When will it end? Mentally ill, refusing food, money or any help.
What are the dreams when you are mentally unstable and homeless?
What are the dreams when you are mentally unstable and homeless?
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t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f62289101.8eqjtBpR.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f62567143.TmsOgA3t.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f62567142.JnfuFAfE.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f62567130.J9yb5sn5.jpg
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f62843360.uVB5Hdnt.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f62843507.6jnO9yOR.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f62859631.aKOghdw3.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f63041233.yv9kpATz.jpg
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f63089419.lfbGHY4R.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f63105187.5BbS1Wae.jpg Fortune teller
Fortune teller
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f64236266.cHMrfIpo.jpg
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f64292321.PSEDSk6d.jpg t2%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f66201428.faDQZE2M.jpg shooting-up.
shooting-up.
Deformed legs. After a brief talk she wanted me to photograph her and show the world.
Deformed legs. After a brief talk she wanted me to photograph her and show the world.
t2%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f66246161.pyFhKpKD.jpg In Lhasa Tibet, monks, children and mothers begging for money.
In Lhasa Tibet, monks, children and mothers begging for money.
t2%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f66250923.qepLl48e.jpg elder    Lhasa, Tibet
elder Lhasa, Tibet
Mother and child asking for money.  Lhasa, Tibet.
Mother and child asking for money. Lhasa, Tibet.
Lhasa, Tibet
Lhasa, Tibet
Lhasa, Tibet.
Lhasa, Tibet.
Lhasa, Tibet.
Lhasa, Tibet.
Loved by his sister.
Loved by his sister.
Sister
Sister
t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f66788399.zmgVcax2.jpg t1%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f66788400.5VvZfkwe.jpg
Alms
Alms
t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67179178.R5x6njGS.jpg t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67188742.SCRktdZa.jpg Katmandu, Nepal
Katmandu, Nepal
One good arm.
One good arm.
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t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67410869.VSCICNJj.jpg t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67412565.2wZFa4v1.jpg
t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67460644.TguQ0wc9.jpg t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67462899.EZgedHdN.jpg t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67466053.t5xuiu6A.jpg t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67492426.Jy1uNT9R.jpg
t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67499255.1RvnJzG0.jpg t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67540838.fOvFCqyp.jpg t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67542900.WJe63FHz.jpg Homeless and on the street.
Homeless and on the street.
t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67597030.52PWZmtG.jpg t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f67598037.FV07LwU5.jpg t5%2f14%2f637114%2f4%2f68443958.3VJr4mwM.jpg Waiting.
Waiting.
In rags
In rags