Shortlisted photographer Trent Parke is interviewed in Adelaide ahead of the Prudential Eye Awards.
Born 1971, Newcastle, N.S.W. and currently living in Adelaide. During the early years of his career, Trent Parke worked as a press photojournalist before embarking on his creative photography practice. In 2003 and 2004 he documented his journey around Australia over a two-year period, examining 'the current and changing state of the Australian nation,' capturing the mood of a still young and emerging nation. His later series includes The Christmas Tree Bucket, Welcome to Nowhere and Please step quietly everyone can hear you, a behind-the-scenes documentary series from the Sydney Opera House which revealed Parke's characteristic originality and imagination.
The inaugural Prudential Eye Awards celebrate and support emerging artistic talent across greater Asia. We believe that Asian artists should benefit from greater opportunities for their work to reach audiences and receive recognition at an international level.
The awards recognise a shortlist of emerging artists working in various disciplines from the rich and diverse cultures across greater Asia.
The shortlisted artists feature in an exhibition at Singapore's Suntec City from 17 January 2014 to 5 February 2014.
The winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Suntec City, Singapore on 18 January 2014.
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