Photograph by Trent Parke—Magnum/Courtesy Steidl
Pictured: Self-portrait, Menindee Outback, Australia.
Available in winter 2013 from Steidl, Trent Parke’s Minutes to Midnight
In 2003 Trent Parke began a road-trip around his native Australia, a monumental journey that was to last two years and cover a distance of over 90,000 km. Minutes to Midnight is the ambitious photographic record of that adventure, in which Parke presents a proud but uneasy nation struggling to craft its identity from different cultures and traditions. Minutes to Midnight merges traditional documentary techniques and imagination to create a dark visual narrative portraying Australia with a mix of nostalgia, romanticism and brooding realism. This is not a record of the physical landscape but of an emotional one.
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