Mark Parascandola is a documentary fine-art photographer based in Washington DC and Almería, Spain. He is especially interested in how photographs and movies can shape our perceptions of history and truth or create ambiguity between reality and make-believe.
His new photobook Once Upon a Time in Shanghai, which documents the mainland China film industry, was published November 2019 by Daylight Books.
The awkwardly named ‘Jiangsu West Taihu Lake Film and Television Industry Base‘ in Changzhou, northwest of Shanghai, is relatively new, established in 2015. It reportedly cost over $110 million to build and includes 7 indoor sound stages and 150 acres...Read More
The Beijing Film Studio was created in 1949 as one of the primary state-run film production facilities. The studio was responsible for classic films such as New Year’s Sacrifice (1956) and Song of Youth (1959). Later, the studio constructed a...Read More
Huzhou Film and Television City, located within the Taihu National Tourism Resort, is just as much about family entertainment as it is about film production. When I visited, the entire park staff assembled out front for a song and dance...Read More