About the Book
Photographer Mark Parascandola’s Carabanchel documents the former prison, its history and nearby community in text and images. In October 2008, as a fierce debate over the future of the prison buildings grew, Parascandola visited the site in a suburb of Madrid . Unknown then to the photographer and the community, the prison was to be demolished within days. Carabanchel gives audiences a view into the famous prison’s unique architecture as it was altered by dozens of graffiti artists. 56 pages, 28 photographs.
A PhD epidemiologist by training, Mark Parascandola uses photography to explore patterns of movement in human populations, focusing on architecture as evidence of often-invisible social, environmental, and economic processes. Mark has family roots in the south of Spain, and his photographs of old movie sets constructed in the 1960s and 1970s have been exhibited in the U.S. and Spain under the title ‘Once Upon a Time in Almería’. His first photo book, 'Carabanchel'. was published in June 2014.