Summer Rain, Australia, 1998, Contact Sheet Print by Trent Parke. Archival Pigment print. Unlimited edition. Artist's copyright on the reverse and Magnum embossed stamp "Magnum Photos Collection" on the front.
Born in 1971, Trent Parke is the only Australian photographer to be represented by Magnum. He transforms everyday scenes into poetic landscapes by his use of light. He has said “I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical”.
In 2003, Parke drove almost 90,000 km around Australia and produced a portrait of 21st century Australia entitled ‘Minutes to Midnight’. In 2006, the entire ‘Minutes to Midnight’ exhibition was acquired by the National Gallery of Australia.
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. Parke has exhibited widely and published two books, ‘Dream/Life’ (1999), and ‘The Seventh Wave’ (2000).