Peter Hasson APPLM MPhotogII

23 April, 2020

It’s with great sadness we’re letting you all know of the passing of long term WA member, Peter Hasson APPLM MPhotogII.

Peter joined the AIPP on the 21st of April 1992 and was a Master Photographer with two gold bars. 

A highly regarded professional photographer and a much-respected member of the AIPP, Peter was a past WA Council President and served as a member of the AIPP National Board as National Vice President from 2000 to 2002.

Peter judging at the AIPP Epson Western Australian Professional Photography Awards

Peter was granted Life Membership of the AIPP on 30 September 2019.

Our sincerest and most heartfelt thoughts go to his family and closest friends at this sad time.

From the AIPP National Board and on behalf of all members of the AIPP

From long-time friend and WA colleague, Des Birt APPL HonLM:

There is great sadness with the passing of Peter Hasson, one of the legends of professional photography in Western Australia and Australia.

Originally from the bush, Pete was a rough-cut diamond of special qualities. His willingness to give to others as a colleague, a mentor and as an AIPP Member was only matched by his commitment to creative insight and professional qualities of his outstanding imagery. 

Pete has many, many friends throughout the photographic industry over many decades who will mourn his passing and acknowledge his exceptional achievements and contribution. 

Farewell dear colleague and friend.

Peter accepting his Life Membership in Western Australia, with close friend Des Birt (left) and AIPP WA Council President Lisa Ivandich (Right).

We invite you to write your messages and share thoughts and memories of Peter in the comments below, after enjoying some images of and by Peter.

Peter celebrating at the APPA 2019 Wrap Up Party
Peter with his crowd at the Western Australian awards dinner


  • April 23, 2020 - Reply

    Matthew Vasilescu

    I only met Peter at APPA last year, it was a pleasure to speak with him and judge with him.
    I can see how sorely he will be missed by our community and I am thankful that I had that opportunity to spend some time with him and learn how he sees the world.

  • April 23, 2020 - Reply


    So sorry to hear this news, I have very fond memories of Peter. He was such a larger than life personality and really lit up a room. He will be sadly missed here in WA.

  • April 23, 2020 - Reply

    Garry Sarre

    Pete always said it how he saw it. In this day and age, so honest, so refreshing. One of the true greats. So long Pete.

  • April 23, 2020 - Reply

    Jacqui Dean

    Farewell dear Peter. Peter was a talented photographer, had a heart of gold and hugely generous with his time. I will never forget judging the WAPPA’s with John Bodin and Peter drove us to New Norcia, the only monastic town in Australia. His family will miss him especially his son Little Pete.
    Jacqui Dean

  • April 24, 2020 - Reply

    Anna Blackman

    I met Pete in 1993. He always smelt like an ashtray, spoke like he had a mouth full of rubble, and loved a joke. He managed to talk me into going deep sea fishing with a hangover – and laughed at me all day while I felt like crap!
    Pete was a generous, fun, honest gentleman, and larger than life.
    He was an acquired taste, that’s for sure!! But if you “got” him, you had a friend for life.
    xxx Anna

  • April 24, 2020 - Reply

    Vicki Bell

    My sincerest and deepest condolences to Peter’s family, friends and his AIPP family .

  • April 24, 2020 - Reply

    Bruce Robinson

    Amazing landscape images, a true artist

  • April 26, 2020 - Reply

    Robyn Cusack

    You made me laugh. You made me cry. You sometimes made me want to thump you. Bit shit I’ll miss you. Fly high Pete. I love you. x

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  • September 19, 2020 - Reply

    Rob Poga

    I knew Peter for many years and probably never appreciated his talent enough. I had a framing business and framed many of Peter’s works .He was frustrating in his meticulous nature, urgent time frames, cigarettes in hand as he entered the shop, late payment always.
    Still doesn’t deserve to leave this world so young.
    Will be missed.

  • November 25, 2020 - Reply

    Donna Price

    Farewell and fond regards to my old housemate from Railway Street Pete. Many memories and funny time’s x

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