I have been working with the Mission to Seafarers organisation over the last few months photographing portraits of the merchant sailors that use the facility The seafarers come from all over the world and can dock in Melbourne for a few hours or a few days. Although laws are in place to make sure the Seafarers are not away at sea for too many consecutive months, life away from home is undoubtably hard for them. The mission gives these men and woman a base in the city and a friendly sympathetic ear .
The Mission to Seafarers in Melbourne is going to show the photos as part of " International day of the Seafarer" celebrationson Saturday the 25th of June to celebrate between 1- 4. The Mission is located at 717 flinders Street, it's that great spanish looking building before you reach the freeway.
If my photos can't tempt you maybe the fact Peter Russel Clarke is coming down to do a BBQ might!