Format: Hardback / Clothbound
Pages: 96 Pages
Size: 11.8 x 10.1 x 0.6 inches
Publisher: Steidl, November 2013
Signed - First Edition, First Printing.
Trent Parke's highly anticipated new book, Minutes to Midnight, is available in limited quantity in the Magnum Store.
The publication -- already out of print and in high-demand -- is an ambitious and poignant document of Parke's Australia. While the imagery, tones and narratives are uniquely Australian, somehow tonally endemic to the nation and culture, Minutes to Midnight showcases Parke's powers as a visual storyteller of small moments that loom universally large. It's an elegantly printed book that grows richer with each turn of the page, sure to exist as a highlight publication for any fan of great photography.
From the publisher: 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. It is a story of human anxiety and intensity, which although told from Australia, represents a universal human condition in the world today.