Australian Photographer Trent Parke’s numerous awards include the inaugural Prudential Eye Award for Photography in Singapore, Gold Lenses from the International Olympic Committee, World Press Photo Awards, and the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. Parke self-published his first two books, Dream/Life in 1999, and The Seventh Wave (with Narelle Autio) in 2000. In 2013, Steidl released two hardback publications of Parke’s work, Minutes to Midnight and The Christmas Tree Bucket. 2013 also saw Parke win the Olive Cotton Award for excellence in photographic portraiture for his work Candid Portrait of a Woman on a Street Corner from the Camera is God series currently on show at Two Rooms. In 2015, Parke had a solo exhibition of unprecedented scale in the Art Gallery of South Australia, titled The Black Rose. His work is held in numerous public and private collections.