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.

‘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 […]

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

On May 16, 2014 in News | No Comments

Artist Mark Parascandola releases his first photography book Carabanchel on Wednesday, June 4, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, at Studio 1469, 1469 Harvard St NW – REAR (Columbia Heights Metro). 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 […]

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.

Carabanchel

On Nov 16, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

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. General Francisco Franco ordered construction of the complex in the 1940s to house the regime’s many political prisoners. After the prison was finally closed in 1998, the building became […]

Mirror to the World: Notes on Locations

On Mar 25, 2011 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments

Each photographer in the Mirror to the World show provided a brief statement to accompany their images. Below is the text from mine, which includes notes on the locations represented. The show remains up at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park through April 17. More info and gallery hours here. Mark Parascandola My first experiences with […]

Spanish Ghosts: Notes on the Locations

On Oct 22, 2009 in Blog, Exhibits | No Comments

I provided some information at the Spanish Ghosts exhibition about the locations where the photographs were taken. These buildings and spaces have many intriguing stories behind them that add to their significance. Here are the descriptions: Cortijo del Fraile: Federico Garcia Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre was inspired by a true story that appeared in a […]