Trent Parke is one of Australia’s most renowned photographers and his long-standing career has received international critical acclaim. In 2007 Parke became the first Australian to be admitted as a member of the appraised Magnum Photo Agency. Parke’s work captures an emotional and psychological portrait of a raw Australia – his home country- which he records from the isolated outback, through to the cities and busy coastal beaches.
Parke began his career as a press photojournalist. With roots in documentary, his work sits between fiction and reality, exploring themes of identity, place, and family life. Parke has been awarded four 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.
He has published eight books, and been the subject of four ABC TV documentaries, The Spirit of Cricket, 2020, The Art of The Game, 2018, The Black Rose, 2015, and Dream Lives 2002.
The artist’s work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Artbank, Sydney and Sir Elton John.