Trent Parke

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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[edit]

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.

Martin Parr and Gerry Badger say that Parke's first book Dream/Life is "as dynamic a set of street pictures as has been seen outside the United States or Japan".[1]

In 2003 he and his wife, the photographer Narelle Autio, made a 90,000 km trip around Australia, resulting in the series and book Minutes to Midnight.[2]

Books[edit]

Awards and recognition[edit]

He was the first Australian invited to join Magnum Photos.[4][5]

  • 1996/98 – 5 Gold Lenses, International Olympic Committee[6]
  • 1999 – World Press Photo Award (for "Bathurst Car Races")[6]
  • 2000
    • World Press Photo Award (for "The Seventh Wave")[6]
    • Canon photo essay prize, Sasakawa World Sports Awards[6]
  • 2001 – World Press Photo Award (for "Australian Roadkill" series)[6]
  • 2003 – W. Eugene Smith Award for humanistic photography[6]
  • 2005 – World Press Photo Award (for "Wiluna")[6]
  • 2007 – Exhibiting Finalist – Australian National Photographic Portrait Prize[7]
  • 2014 – Winner of Photography category, Prudential Eye Awards by Global Eye Program[8]

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2000 – The Seventh Wave (with Narelle Autio) – Stills Gallery, Sydney[4]
  • 2002
    • Dream/Life and The Seventh Wave (with Narelle Autio) – Canvas International Art Gallery, Amsterdam[4]
    • Dva Pivo Prosim (Two Beers Please) (with Narelle Autio) – Stills Gallery, Sydney[9]
    • Sydney Treasures, Art & About, Sydney[4]
    • Dream/Life & Beyond – Stills Gallery, Sydney[9]
  • 2004
    • Dream/Life and The Seventh Wave (with Narelle Autio) – FotoFreo Photographic Festival, Western Australian Maritime Museum, Fremantle[4]
    • Dream/Life and The Seventh Wave (with Narelle Autio) – Ariel Meyerowitz Gallery, New York[4]
    • Suspended States, Sydney Arts Festival[4]
    • Minutes to Midnight – Part One, Leica Gallery, Germany[4]
  • 2005
    • Minutes to Midnight, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney[10]
    • Colour Work, Stills Gallery, Sydney[11]
  • 2006 – Minutes to Midnight, Wollongong City Gallery[12]
  • 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.[13][5]
  • 2008 – Christmas Tree Bucket, Stills Gallery, Sydney[4]
  • 2009
    • Minutes to Midnight, Children's Art Gallery, National Gallery of Australia[4]
    • Please step quietly everyone can hear you, Sydney Opera House[4]

Public collections[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin Parr; Gerry Badger (2014). The Photobook: A History, Volume III. London: Phaidon. p. 168. ISBN 978-0-7148-6677-2. 
  2. ^ "Trent Parke", Magnum Photos (London: Thames & Hudson, 2008; ISBN 978-0-500-41094-3), n.p.
  3. ^ "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" 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Trent Parke", Stills Gallery. Accessed 14 August 2009.
  5. ^ a b 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." 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h "Trent Parke", Magnum Photos. Accessed 14 August 2009.
  7. ^ "National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, NPPP2007". portrait.gov.au. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "Trent Parke (Australia)". Parallel Contemporary Art. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Exhibition notices, Stills Gallery. Accessed 15 August 2009.
  10. ^ 2005 events, Australian Centre for Photography. Accessed 15 August 2009.
  11. ^ Exhibition notice, Stills Gallery. Accessed 15 August 2009.
  12. ^ Events page, Stills Gallery. Accessed 15 August 2009.
  13. ^ "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." 

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