Trent Parke & Narelle Autio - The Seventh Wave

Exhibition: 12 July to 12 August, 2000

Trent Parke & Narelle Autio
© Narelle Autio

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The work of these talented and award winning photographers has the air of both document and dream. They began working on The Seventh Wave in the summer of 1999 as a response to one of Australia's worst ever summers for drownings. Their black and white photos capture the energy and power of the ocean which can be dark and menacing at one moment but tranquil and luminous the next.

Trent Parke and Narelle Autio have worked as photojournalists for over 10 years. Trent has won numerous national and international awards including five Gold Lenses from the International Olympic Committee. He received World Press Photo Awards in 1999 (for Bathurst Mountain Car Races) and in 2000 (for The Seventh Wave). His book, Dream/Life published in 1999 was awarded second place in the 2000 American Picture of the Year awards for photography books. Narelle Autio was selected in the 1999 Leica Documentary Award and touring exhibition for The Seventh Wave project. Her images feature regularly in the Sydney Morning Herald.