Trent Parke on “Minutes to Midnight”

Trent Parke is a photojournalist and street photographer, and is the only Australian to be represented by Magnum. The above film short shows some of the images from his latest project, Minutes to Midnight, for which he traveled around Australia documenting the country as it is today. What strikes me the most about Parke’s photography is his use of light to guide the eye to the intended focal point. Some of his images glow, and some just seem to glow around the primary subject. While some of the images’ subject matter is more than a little disturbing, all the images are beautifully and artfully rendered.  You can see the full photo essay at the Magnum website.