Trent is the next photographer I thought I should post about as he is an Australian who produces consistently inspiring, unique and well thought out work. And because I'm a massive fan of his work.
Starting his career as a photojournalist, Trent is the only Aussie represented by Magnum Photos (just getting accepted as a full member is a mammoth undertaking). He was born in Newcastle in 1971 and currently lives in Adelaide. I would describe him as a documentary and street photographer and all of his work that I have seen is from the streets, backyards and countryside of Australia, with most street images in black and white and documentary style images in colour. That is however a loose generalisation! A testament to his recognition by the Australian art scene was the acquisition of his entire 'Minutes to Midnight' series by the National Gallery of Australia in 2006. If you can ever check it out, do so, it provides an amazing snapshot of the country.