Mark Parascandola is a photographer based in Washington DC. A PhD epidemiologist by training, he uses photography to explore the interactions between human populations and their environment. This year Mark was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and he was previously selected a Finalist for the Sondheim Prize in 2011 and a Finalist for Critical Mass in 2016. His work has been featured at galleries in Washington DC and in Spain and appears in the DC Art Bank and numerous individual collections. His exhibit ‘Once Upon a Time in Almería’ was shown at the Embassy of Spain in 2012 and has since traveled to Miami and other locations. His photobook 'Once Upon a Time in Almeria' was published December 2017 by Daylight Books. He is currently working on a project documenting the movie industry in mainland China.