Trent Parke (born 1971) is an Australian photographer. He has created a number of photography books; won numerous national and international awards including four World Press Photo Awards; and his photographs are held in numerous public and private collections.
Career and work
Parke was born and brought up in Newcastle (NSW); he now lives in Adelaide, South Australia. He started photography when he was twelve. He has worked as a photojournalist for The Australian newspaper.
- Dream/Life. Kirribilli, N.S.W, Australia: Hot Chilli Press, 1999. ISBN 0-646-37991-7.
- The Seventh Wave: Photographs of Australian Beaches. Kirribilli, N.S.W, Australia: Hot Chilli Press, 2000. Hardback ISBN 0-646-39747-8. Paperback ISBN 0-646-39746-X. With Narelle Autio. Includes an essay on the beach in Australian culture by Robert Drewe.
- Minutes to Midnight. Paris: Filigranes Éditions, 2005. 32 pages, 20 plates, paperback. ISBN 978-2-35046-041-3.
- Bedknobs & Broomsticks. St. Paul, Minnesota: Little Brown Mushroom, 2010. ISBN 978-0-615-37550-2.
- The Christmas Tree Bucket – Trent Parke's Family Album. Göttingen: Steidl, 2013. ISBN 978-3869302065.
- Minutes to Midnight.
Books with contributions by Parke
- So now then. Cardiff: Ffotogallery, 2006. ISBN 9781872771656. Edited by Paul Seawright and Christopher Coppock. Photographs by Parke, Shelby Lee Adams, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Chien-Chi Chang, Weng Fen, Julio Grinblatt, An-My Lê Susan Meiselas, Boris Mikhailov, Simon Norfolk, Paul Shambroom, Massimo Vitali and Michael Wesely. Essays by David Campany, "Straight pictures of a crooked world"; Martha Langford, "What use is photography"; and Jan-Erik Lundström, "Look and tell: some further thoughts on the documentary genre". An anthology of international documentary photography commissioned by Hereford Photo Festival. Edition of 1000.
- Magnum Contact Sheets. Edited by Kristen Lubben.
Awards and recognition
- 1996/98 – 5 Gold Lenses, International Olympic Committee.
- 1999 – World Press Photo Award (for "Bathurst Car Races").
- 2001 – World Press Photo Award (for "Australian Roadkill" series).
- 2003 – W. Eugene Smith Award for humanistic photography.
- 2005 – World Press Photo Award (for "Wiluna").
- 2007 – Exhibiting Finalist – Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize.
- 2000 – The Seventh Wave (with Narelle Autio) – Stills Gallery, Sydney
- Dream/Life and The Seventh Wave (with Narelle Autio) – FotoFreo Photographic Festival, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle
- Dream/Life and The Seventh Wave (with Narelle Autio) – Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York
- Suspended States, Sydney Arts Festival
- Minutes to Midnight – Part One, Leica Gallery, Germany
- 2006 – Minutes to Midnight, Wollongong City Gallery
- 2007 – Welcome to Nowhere, Stills Gallery, Sydney. Part of New Blood, Magnum Photos 60th anniversary exhibition. With Antoine D'Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Mark Power and Alec Soth.
- 2008 – Christmas Tree Bucket, Stills Gallery, Sydney
- National Gallery of Australia (Canberra)
- National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne)
- Australian National Maritime Museum (Sydney)
- Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney)
- University of Sydney Union
- Martin Parr; Gerry Badger (2014). The Photobook: A History, Volume III. London: Phaidon. p. 168. ISBN 978-0-7148-6677-2.
- "Trent Parke", Magnum Photos (London: Thames & Hudson, 2008; ISBN 978-0-500-41094-3), n.p.
- "Minutes to Midnight". Filigranes Éditions. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
Minutes to Midnight Trent Parke Coproducer : Magnum Photos Released : November, 15th 2005 Collection : Hors Collection English/French ISBN 978-2-35046-041-3 Format : 120 x 165 32 pages Paperback 20 duo tone photos
- "Trent Parke", Stills Gallery. Accessed 14 August 2009.
- McFarlane, Robert (21 August 2007). "Magnum uncorks champagne moments". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
New Blood at Stills Gallery features Soth and four other new members of Magnum Photos, including Trent Parke, the first Australian invited to join the agency.
- "Trent Parke", Magnum Photos. Accessed 14 August 2009.
- "National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, NPPP2007". portrait.gov.au. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
- "Trent Parke (Australia)". Parallel Contemporary Art. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
- "Die Sieger 2015". Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
- Exhibition notices, Stills Gallery. Accessed 15 August 2009.
- 2005 events, Australian Centre for Photography. Accessed 15 August 2009.
- Exhibition notice, Stills Gallery. Accessed 15 August 2009.
- Events page, Stills Gallery. Accessed 15 August 2009.
- "Magnum Photos: New Blood". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
Photographic cooperative Magnum is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an exhibition across two venues that brings together the work of five Associate Members: Antoine D'Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Trent Parke, Mark Power and Alec Soth.
- Trent Park Profile at Magnum Photos
- Trent Park at In-Public
- Park discusses Minutes To Midnight (video)
- 'Trent Parke – Dreamlives (2002) – Australian Story' (video)