Mark Parascandola is a photographer based in Washington DC. A PhD epidemiologist by training, he uses photography to explore the interactions between human populations and their environment. Mark was awarded Individual Artist Fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2014 and 2018 and was a Finalist for the Sondheim Prize 2011 and for Critical Mass 2016. His work has been featured at galleries in Washington DC and in Spain and appears in the DC Art Bank and numerous individual collections. His exhibit ‘Once Upon a Time in Almería’ was shown at the Embassy of Spain in 2012 and has since traveled to Miami and other locations. The project was recently published as a photobook, Once Upon a Time in Almería: The Legacy of Hollywood in Spain (Daylight Books, 2017).

Books

Awards

  • Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 2014, 2018
  • Finalist, Critical Mass 2012, 2016
  • Semi-Finalist, Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, 2013
  • Semi-Finalist, Trawick Prize, 2013
  • Finalist, Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2011
  • Distinguished Artist prize, Enclave Arts Competition

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Selected Exhibitions

2017

  • The Dog and Pony Show: A Sondheim Finalist Alumni Exhibition, Area 405, Baltimore, MD
  • Photography by Mid-City Artists, Art14 at Coldwell Banker, Washington DC
  • FY18 Visual Arts Fellowship Program Applicants Exhibition, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC
  • 2016

    • Once Upon a Time in Almería (solo exhibit), Escuela de Arte, Almeria, Spain
    • Mirror to the World, Photoworks at Glen Echo, Maryland
    • Typecast, Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC

    2015

    • China Film (solo exhibit), BlackRock Center for the Arts, Gaithersburg, Maryland
    • Once Upon a Time in Almería (solo exhibit), Instituto de Estudios Almerienses, Almeria, Spain
    • Photobook 2014, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

    2014

    • La Chanca: Living on the Margin (solo exhibit), Studio 1469, Washington DC
    • Art Night 2014, Hickok Cole Architects and WPA, Washington DC
    • Carabanchel (photobook release), Studio 1469, Washington DC

    2013

    • Once Upon a Time in Almería (solo exhibit), Miami Dade Public Library, Miami FL
    • Sondheim Artscape Prize 2013 Semi-Finalist Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of
      Art, Baltimore, MD
    • Options 2013 (Washington Project for the Arts), Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA
    • Photo/Video 2013, Artisphere, Arlington, VA

    2012

    • Once Upon a Time in Almería (solo show), Embassy of Spain, Washington DC
    • Emerging Artist Showcase (solo show), ArtSee and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Washington DC

    2011

    • Photo 2011: Annual Juried Mid-Atlantic Photo Exhibition, Terrace Gallery at Artisphere, Arlington, VA
    • Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2011 Finalists, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
    • Like Nowhere I’ve Been: Landscapes de un Sueño, Evolve Urban Arts Project, Washington DC
    • Flash, FotoDC, Crystal City, VA
    • Mirror to the World, Photoworks, Glen Echo, Maryland

    2010

    • Cult: 10/29 Group Photography Exhibition, The Gallery at Social, Washington DC
    • Thoreau’s Legacy, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington DC
    • Friend Request: MCA Invitational, Art 17 at Coldwell Banker, Washington DC
    • Social Network in the Neighborhood, DC Loft Gallery, Washington DC

    2009

    • Spanish Ghosts: Spain’s Abandoned Architecture (solo show), Studio B at Biagio Fine Chocolate
    • Idylls, organized by the Washington Project for the Arts and the World Bank Art Program, Washington DC
    • This District Moment: Report from the Streets, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Silver Spring MD

    2008

    • Temporary Constructions: New Photographs by Stirling Elmendorf and Mark Parascandola, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington DC
    • Earth in the Balance, Union of Concerned Scientists, Washington DC
    • Images of Washington, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC
    • Face of the World, VisArts – Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts, Rockville, MD
    • 40X26.667: A Photographic Collaboration by Stirling Elmendorf and Mark Parascandola, Caramel, Washington DC

    2007

    • Double Vision: The Photographic Work of Yanina Manolova and Mark Parascandola, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington DC
    • 6th Annual International Photography Competition, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD