Coming Soon — ‘Once Upon a Time in Almeria: The Legacy of Hollywood in Spain’

On Oct 19, 2017 in Almeria, Blog, Book, News | No Comments

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ALMERÍA: THE LEGACY OF HOLLYWOOD IN SPAIN PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARK PARASCANDOLA ESSAY BY ALEX COX PUBLICATION DATE: DECEMBER 12, 2017 Fifty years ago, the province of Almería in the far southeastern corner of Spain, came to refer to itself as “The Movie Capitol of the World.” Cheap labor and a landscape that […]

Coverage of “Once Upon a Time in Almería” in the Daily Mail

On Jun 3, 2017 in Almeria, Blog, Book, News, Press | No Comments
Coverage of “Once Upon a Time in Almería” in the Daily Mail

This week the Daily Mail published a feature article on my photo project documenting the legacy of Hollywood and international filmmaking in Almeria, Spain. Here is one excerpt from the interview published in the article: ‘The Western towns built by Sergio Leone and others were not meant to be accurate representations of the American West. […]

Indiegogo campaign is live!

On May 9, 2017 in Almeria, Blog, Book, News | No Comments
Indiegogo campaign is live!

Participate in the creation of my forthcoming photobook ‘Once Upon a Time in Almeria: The Legacy of Hollywood in Spain.’ With your help the book will be published in Fall 2017 by Daylight Books! Visit my Indiegogo project page to see an introductory video and get more information about how you can help. Please consider […]

Photobook Project Launch and Preview — ‘Once Upon a Time in Almeria: The Legacy of Hollywood in Spain’

On May 8, 2017 in Almeria, Blog, Book | No Comments

Photobook Project Launch and Preview ‘Once Upon a Time in Almeria: The Legacy of Hollywood in Spain’ Monday May 8, 6 PM – 9 PM at District Distilling Co. 1414-1418 U St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009 Spain-themed cocktails, art, celebration of campaign to create new book, Once Upon a Time in Almeria: The […]

Carabanchel – a video peek inside the photobook

On Aug 27, 2016 in Blog, Book, News | 2 Comments
Carabanchel – a video peek inside the photobook

Take a look inside the Carabanchel photobook and hear the story behind its creation. In October 2008 I photographed the interior of the former Carabanchel prison in Madrid, one of the most infamous architectural landmarks from Spain’s decades of dictatorship.

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 […]

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 […]