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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. Instead, they were constructed to meet filmmakers’ vision of what the American West was like. ‘The Spaghetti Western has been described as a myth of a myth, because it is one step further removed from the myth of the original Hollywood Westerns. ‘However, this myth […]

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China Film / Events / Latest News
Oct 6, 2015

“China Film” at Black Rock Center for the Arts  

China is poised to become the largest motion picture market in the world. Entire towns have been devoted to making movies in order to feed the growing demand. And Hollywood studios are teaming up with the Chinese industry on big budget productions. In China Film, photographer Mark Parascandola documents 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. China Film Mark Parascandola November 18 – December 19, 2015 Please join us… Meet the Artist Reception Saturday, November 21 5:30 – 7-30 PM FREE Artist […]

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Travels
Apr 11, 2015

The Last Days of Carabanchel  

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 two decades passed before the prison was finally closed on September 11, 1998. Read more in the Carabanchel book available here

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Oct 7, 2014

Opening Friday Oct 10  

La Chanca: Living on the Margin, an exhibition of photographs by Mark Parascandola, will be on exhibit at Studio 1469 1469 Harvard St NW REAR Washington, DC October 10-25, 2014 with a Public Reception on Friday, October 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Read more …

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Events
Oct 7, 2014

ON EXHIBIT La Chanca: Living on the Margin  

La Chanca: Living on the Margin An exhibition of photographs by Mark Parascandola Studio 1469 1469 Harvard St NW REAR Washington, DC October 10-25, 2014 Public Reception: Friday, October 10th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Artist Talk: Saturday, October 18th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. Also by appointment. Studio 1469 with Dot Projects + Artwork is thrilled to present new photographic work from local visual artist Mark Parascandola, in his first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature approximately ten prints from the artist’s current project, La Chanca: Living on […]

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Jun 10, 2014

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 community through photographs and accompanying text. I took the photographs when I visited the site in October 2008, as a fierce debate over the future of the prison grew. At the time, neither I nor the community knew that the site was to be demolished […]

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May 16, 2014

Carabanchel Photography Book Release  

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 is free and open to the public. http://www.parascandola.com/bookrelease1469/

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Events
May 16, 2014

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.

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Travels
Jul 24, 2013

Salvemos el Toblerone!  

Earlier this month the cavernous metal structure affectionately known as “The Toblerone,” in Almeria, Spain, was reduced to a pile of crumpled metal. The event inspired an unlikely wave of international support and creative activity. The building’s distinctive profile, mimicking the Swiss chocolates that are a standard fixture in Duty Free shops around the world, has been memorialized via t-shirts, graphic artworks, songs, videos, and countless photographs. For four decades The Toblerone towered over the old train station and was one of the most distinctive pieces of architecture passengers see when arriving to the city. The Toblerone was constructed in […]

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Jul 16, 2013

Sondheim Artscape Prize 2013 Semi-Finalists  

Seven of my prints are included in this exhibition opening Thursday, July 18, 6-8PM, and continuing through through Sunday, August 4. Decker Gallery & Meyerhoff Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD. More info here.

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