Trent Parke 'Minutes to Midnight' publication, signed
This is a 3rd edition publication of the Minutes to Midnight series, published by Steidl, Germany in 2015.
It is hand-signed by the artist, Trent Parke.
96 pages, clothbound hardback, 29.5 x 25 cm, English.
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. At the end of this two-year journey, Parke's first child was born.
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. It is a story of human anxiety and intensity which, although told from Australia, represents a universal human condition in the world today.
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