Magnum Contact Sheets & Trent Parke Print
Magnum Contact Sheets & Trent Parke Print, The Seventh Wave 2000 by Trent Parke. Giclée print and textile fiber. 50-piece edition. Numbered copy hand-stamped by the artist. Exploration of Australian beach culture.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).