PHOTOGRAPHS BY ABDUL KARIM HEKMAT
Abdul is a University of Technology Sydney Graduate and a member of the UTS Writers’ Alumni. Originally from Afghanistan, he is now an Australian and volunteers at Villawood where he is an active advocate for refugees.
The Australian government insists that many Afghan asylum seekers are not in need of protection, and can be forced to return. Most Afghans seeking refuge in Australia are from Hazara communities.
Abdul Karim Hekmat, a UTS graduate and former refugee from Afghanistan, documents his journey to the Hazara regions in 2010.
His pictures of daily life and continuing persecution, offer a profound insight into the humanity and the personal suffering of the Afghan people.
A Conference will be held on the final day of the Unsafe Haven Exhibition
5 SEPTEMBER – 7 OCTOBER 2011
UTS Tower Foyer, Level 4
15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007
Be sure to drop in and view Abdul’s photographic exhibition.