Mark Parascandola discusses his project ‘Once Upon a Time in Almeria’ with local experts during the Almería Western Film Festival

On Oct 29, 2015 in Almeria, Blog, Español, Exhibits, News, Press | No Comments

Excerpts from the press conference for the exhibit “Érase una vez en Almería: decorados, restos y paisajes del cine” are now posted online. The brief presentation includes statements from Francisco Alonso, head of the Instituto de Estudios Almerienses, Mar Verdejo, coordinator of the exhibition, and myself, talking about the content of the exhibition and Almería’s […]

65 cinema experts choose the best movies filmed in Almería

On Oct 29, 2015 in Almeria, Blog, Español, News, Press | No Comments

This summer “La Voz de Almería” conducted a survey to pick the best films shot in the area since 1961. Hundreds of films have been made in the region over the past half century and 65 local cinema experts such as film experts, actors, directors, historians, writers were asked to select their top ten best movies […]

Press Coverage: Opening of “Érase una vez en Almería” in Tabernas

On Oct 16, 2015 in Almeria, Blog, Español, News, Press | No Comments
Press Coverage: Opening of “Érase una vez en Almería” in Tabernas

My exhibit “Érase una vez en Almería: Decorados, Restos y Paisajes de Cine” (“Once Upon a Time in Almería”) opened last week in Almería, Spain, with a reception and artist talk. The show includes 18 framed prints 24″ x 36″, all images of film sets and locations around the province of Almería, which was the […]

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 […]