Born 1971, Newcastle, New South Wales. Lives and works Sydney.
Trent Parke began his career as a press photojournalist and in 2007 became the first Australian to be admitted as a member of the Magnum Photo Agency. Parke has been awarded three World Press Photo Awards, five Gold Lenses by the International Olympic Committee, and was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography in 2003. His book Dream/Life won second place in the 2000 American Picture of the Year Award for photography books.
Key exhibitions of Parke’s work include the The Black Rose, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2015); The Camera is God, Stills Gallery, Sydney (2014); Dark Heart: 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2014); Coming Soon, Stills Gallery, Sydney (2005); Minutes to Midnight, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2005); and Dream/Life and The Seventh Wave, Canvas International Art Gallery, Amsterdam (2002).
Parke’s work is held in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Artbank, Sydney; Magnum Paris and Magnum London. His books Minutes to Midnight and The Christmas Tree Bucket were published by Steidl in 2013.