Exposición “Érase una vez en Almería: decorados, restos y paisajes del cine” en el Salón Polivalente de Tabernas en Almería

On Oct 7, 2015 in Almeria, Blog, Español, Exhibits, News | No Comments

“Érase una vez en Almería: decorados, restos y paisajes del cine” Salón Polivalente de Tabernas. Dias 9, 10 y 11 de octubre de 2015 Diputación de Almería. Instituto de Estudios Almerienses Horario: 11.00 h.-13.00 h y 17.00 h – 20.00 h En los años 60 numerosos directores de cine europeo y americano descubrieron Almería, atraídos […]

“China Film” at Black Rock Center for the Arts

On Oct 6, 2015 in Blog, China, Exhibits, News | No Comments

China is poised to become the largest motion picture market in the world. Entire towns have been devoted to making movies in order to feed the growing demand. And Hollywood studios are teaming up with the Chinese industry on big budget productions. In China Film, photographer Mark Parascandola documents the vast outdoor movie sets around […]

Riyadh

On Apr 11, 2015 in Blog, Travels | No Comments
Riyadh

The Kingdom of Saudia Arabia is is in the midst of one of the world’s largest construction booms, driven by large state-financed projects. An estimated $784 billion highest growth of any economic sector in the Kingdom outside oil.

‘Naturally Occurring Patterns’ at All We Art Studio in Georgetown

On Apr 11, 2015 in Blog, Exhibits, News | No Comments

Naturally Occurring Patterns at All We Art Studio
Featuring Donna Cameron, Mariana Copello, Mark Parascandola
March 27, 2015 – April 12, 2015

The Last Days of Carabanchel

On Apr 11, 2015 in Blog, Book | No Comments

New York Times, July 21, 1977 Even after the death of Francisco Franco, the Carabanchel prison in Madrid remained in operation and continued to hold some political prisoners. During the transition to democracy in Spain, the prison became a focus for protests and calls for amnesty for political prisoners, gaining international media attention. More than […]

ON EXHIBIT La Chanca: Living on the Margin

On Oct 7, 2014 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments
ON EXHIBIT La Chanca: Living on the Margin

La Chanca: Living on the Margin An exhibition of photographs by Mark Parascandola Studio 1469 1469 Harvard St NW REAR Washington, DC October 10-25, 2014 Public Reception: Friday, October 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Artist Talk: Saturday, October 18th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Also by […]

DCist Interview

On Jul 24, 2014 in Blog, Book, News | No Comments
DCist Interview

Photographer and art writer Pat Padua recently reviewed my Carabanchel book for DCist. The article includes an interview about the book and my dual life as a photographer/epidemiologist. Padua writes: “Parascandola’s new book documents this decay and the colorful tags, which suggest a change in the pattern of human behavior from one in which freedoms […]

Carabanchel Book Available Now

On Jun 10, 2014 in Blog, Book, News | No Comments
Carabanchel Book Available Now

My first photography book, Carabanchel, is now available for purchase. The book can be ordered from me directly for $45 plus shipping (email mark@parascandola.com) or via Blurb online. Carabanchel Photographs and text by Mark Parascandola Released June 2014 56 pages, 28 color photographs The book documents the defunct Carabanchel prison, its history, and the nearby […]

Carabanchel Photography Book Release Reception and Artist Talk

On May 16, 2014 in Blog | 2 Comments
Carabanchel Photography Book Release Reception and Artist Talk

Artist Mark Parascandola releases his first photography book Carabanchel on Wednesday, June 4 at Studio 1469. Carabanchel spotlights Parascandola’s photography of the defunct prison that once jailed Spain’s most notorious political prisoners for the greater part of the 20th Century. The event is free and open to the public.

Salvemos el Toblerone!

On Jul 24, 2013 in Almeria, Blog, Travels | No Comments
Salvemos el Toblerone!

Earlier this month the cavernous metal structure affectionately known as “The Toblerone,” in Almeria, Spain, was reduced to a pile of crumpled metal. The event inspired an unlikely wave of international support and creative activity. The building’s distinctive profile, mimicking the Swiss chocolates that are a standard fixture in Duty Free shops around the world, […]