The pictures I took spontaneously — with a blisslike sensation, as if they had long inhabited my unconscious — were often more powerful than those I had painstakingly composed. I grasped their magic as in passing.
Martin Parr's photographs can make us feel very uncomfortable. He has made a comedy about the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the places we go; scrutinized the very way we live our lives.
Minutes to Midnight
by Trent Parke
Trent Parke captured Minutes to Midnight during a two-year journey across Australia at the end of which his son was born. It is both a document of a nation mourning the loss of a perceived innocence and a man's vision and evolution.