Name: Trent Parke

Date of birth: March 20 1971

Place of birth: Newcastle, N.S.W.

Nationality: Australian

Education, career and current professional affiliation: Trent lives in Sydney. He is the only Australian photographer in the celebrated Magnum group.

Trent won the prestigious W Eugene Smith Award for humanistic photography in 2003 for his epic road trip around Australia titled, Minutes to Midnight, and World Press Photo Awards in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2005 .

He has been awarded five Gold Lenses from the International Olympic Committee (1996, 1997 and 1998) and the Canon Photo Essay Prize in the 2000 Sasakawa World Sports Awards. He was also selected in World Press Photo Masterclass in 1999.

Trent self-published his first two books Dream/Life in 1999 and (with Narelle Autio) The Seventh Wave in 2000. Both publications were in the top two awards for a book at the Picture of the Year International in USA.

His work has been exhibited widely including recent solo exhibitions in New York and Germany. Minutes To Midnight was shown at The Australian Centre For Photography in Jan/Feb 2005, in conjunction with the Sydney Festival and is the highest attended show in the recorded history of the ACP.

Trent Parke is represented by Magnum Photos, London and Stills Gallery, Sydney.

Special interests: music, cinema.

Recently published books: Seventh wave, Dream/Life

Exhibitions: Dream/Life and Beyond , The Seventh Wave , Minutes To Midnight