Mar 25, 2011

Mirror to the World: Notes on Locations  

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 photography were associated with abandoned architecture. When I was about 12, I received a small German camera with a 110 film cartridge as a gift from a family friend. At the time, a department store was being demolished in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, where we lived. […]

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Nov 2, 2010

Miami Marine Stadium  

The Miami Marine Stadium was built in 1964 at a cost of $2 million. Designed by Cuban-American architect Hilario Candela, the grandstand seats 6,566 under a “hyperbolic paraboloid roof structure” made entriely of poured concrete. It is a dramatic piece of architecture. The stadium was originally used for power boat and hydroplane races, but became a site for concerts and other events over the years. However, the site was closed in 1992 after Hurricane Andrew. While the structure was deemed sound, repairs estimated at $1 million were never made by the City. Since then, the stadium has remained unused and […]

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