There are three phases to awareness: to look, to see, to perceive.
A camera looks. A mind sees. A heart perceives.
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
Ο Trent Parke ɣεννήϑηϰε το 1971 ϰαι μεɣάλωσε στο Νιούϰαστλ, στη Νέα Νότια Ουαλία. Χϱησιμοποιώντας την Pentax spotmatic της μητέϱας του ϰαι το δωμάτιο όπου εϰείνη έπλενε τα ρούxα ως σϰοτεινό ϑάλαμο, άϱxισε τη λήψη φωτοɣϱαφιών, πεϱίπου σε ηλιϰία 12 ετών. Σήμεϱα, ο Αυστϱαλός Parke εϱɣάzεται ϰυϱίως ως φωτοɣϱάφος δϱόμου.
Trent Parke was born in 1971 and raised in Newcastle, New South Wales. Using his mother’s Pentax spotmatic and the family laundry as a darkroom, he began taking pictures when he was around 12 years old. Today, Parke works primarily as a street photographer.
William Eugene Smith was born in 1918 in Wichita, Kansas. He took his first photographs at the age of 15 for two local newspapers. In 1936 Smith entered Notre Dame University in Wichita, where a special photographic scholarship was created for him. A year later he left the university and went to New York City, and after studying with Helene Sanders at the New York Institute of Photography, in 1937 he began working for News-Week (later Newsweek). He was fired for refusing to use medium-format cameras and joined the Black Star agency as a freelance.
Smith worked as a war correspondent for Flying magazine (1943-44), and a year later for Life. He followed the island-hopping American offensive against Japan, and suffered severe injuries while simulating battle conditions for Parade, which required him to undergo surgery for the next two years.
Smith was fanatically dedicated to his mission as a photographer. Today, Smith’s legacy lives on through the W. Eugene Smith Fund to promote ‘humanistic photography’, founded in 1980, which awards photographers for exceptional accomplishments in the field.