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Trent Parke

Trent Parke (b. 1971) was born and raised in Newcastle, New South Wales. Using his mother's Pentax Spotmatic and the family laundry as a darkroom, he began taking pictures around 12 years old. In 2003, with wife and fellow photographer Narelle Autio, Parke drove almost 90,000 km (56,000 miles) around Australia. Minutes to Midnight, the collection of photographs from his journey, offers a sometimes disturbing portrait of twenty-first century Australia.

For this project Parke was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. Parke won World Press Photo Awards in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2005, and in 2006 was granted the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award. He was selected to be part of the World Press Photo Masterclass in 1999. His books include: Dream/Life (1999), The Seventh Wave (2000), The Christmas Tree Bucket (2014), Minutes to Midnight (2014), and The Black Rose (2015).