Mini-Hollywood

On Dec 14, 2017 in Blog, Book, News, Once Upon a Time | No Comments

Following the success of A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Sergio Leone commissioned Carlo Simi to construct an entire western town for the second title in the trilogy, For a Few Dollars More. Two rival bounty hunters, (Clint Eastwood and Lee Van Cleef), both in pursuit of the fugitive El Indio, eye each other suspiciously from […]

The Saloon in ‘Straight to Hell’

On Nov 27, 2017 in Blog, Book, News, Once Upon a Time | No Comments

“Nothing remains but a fragment of the back wall and some wooden beams. But thirty years ago, when we went STRAIGHT TO HELL, this was our saloon where Strummer snarled at Courtney Love, and Sy Richardson and Dick Rude gunned down the Weiner Kid, and Grace Jones barred Dennis Hopper from smoking.” From the Forward […]

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 […]

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.

Press Release: Artist Talk – Mark Parascandola: China Film

On Jan 27, 2016 in Blog, China, News, Press, Uncategorized | No Comments

Artist Talk: Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 6 PM – 8 PM BRINK DC – 1516 U St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009 WASHINGTON, DC – Massey is incredibly pleased to announce new photographic work by artist Mark Parascandola. Following along his previous series, Once Upon a Time in Almeria, China Film documents film […]

“China Film”: Upcoming exhibition at Black Rock Center for the Arts

On Nov 12, 2015 in Blog, China, Exhibits, News | No Comments
“China Film”: Upcoming exhibition at Black Rock Center for the Arts

The exhibition “China Film” documents film sets, locations and the vast outdoor movie sets around Beijing, Shanghai, and Hengdian, China. The images provide a window into an evolving movie industry and global media culture. The exhibition will be on view November 18-December 19, 2015 at Blackrock Center for the Arts. Plans to travel the exhibition […]

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 […]