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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It was 40 Years Ago Today …  

1966 was a tumultuous year for the Beatles. They had endured the kicks and punches of angry mobs during their disastrous visit to the Philippines and the outcry over John’s offhanded “more popular than Jesus” remark. It was the year the group renounced performing live after more than four years of relentless touring around the world. George made his first trip to India, Paul bought a manor house and traveled to East Africa, and John decided to have a try at acting. Lennon had been given the role of Private Gripweed in Richard Lester’s black comedy How I Won the […]

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