St. Paul’s Kyneton had a special visitor a couple of weeks ago- a young Shia Muslim man named Hassan from Pakistan. Hassan is a very gifted photographer and an asylum seeker who came to Melbourne four years ago. In his work as an international newspaper photographer in Pakistan he took photos of the aftermath of terrorist bombings in his country. Hassan spoke to us of his work, as well as showing us more of his photographs. Some of the photos are of children and very moving.
Hassan is currently attending Tafe to gain a qualification in photography, and is hoping to find work in Melbourne or surrounding areas.
He is pictured with Fr. Ian and his photograph of a Muslim boy standing in a sea of praying men. A parishioner donated the photograph to St. Paul’s.