Peter Dutton's many faces on Reddit

A PHOTOGRAPH of Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, emerging from the shadows, has become fodder for Reddit users.

A thread on the site took on a life of its own after Fairfax Media's political reporter Stephanie Peatling tweeted the photo and then was asked to remove it.

Mr Dutton had appeared at a press conference after a 21-year-old Somali refugee Hodan Yasin set herself on fire.

The impressive photo of the minister, taken by Alex Ellinghausen,  was taken down but only after this explanation.

Mr Dutton's face became the inspiration for some clever memes, which trended on budget night.