lexi parra

 

contact + bio

 for all inquiries, you can reach Lexi at lexigraceparra@gmail.com 

@lexigraceparra +1 651 208 9042 +58 414 486 9371

Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American photographer, visuals producer and educator based between Caracas and New York. Her personal work tends to focus on youth culture, migration, the personal effects of inequality and violence, and themes of resilience. 

In both stills and motion, she tells complex and empowering stories that reflect life in their honesty, beauty, and intimacy. 

Her ongoing project, What Remains, has been shortlisted for a Marie Stafford Award, received the Diversify x Getty Inclusion Grant, and was supported by the Pulitzer Center Reporting Grant.

She is the community manager at Women Photograph, as well as a proud member of WP, Diversify Photo and NPPA. 

Parra is the founder of Project MiRA , a photo education initiative that fosters visual literacy and empowerment with young women in the barrios of Caracas. Project MiRA has been supported by The US Embassy and the Davis Peace Prize. 

Her degree is in Photography and Human Rights, from Bard College. 


She is bilingual (Spanish, English) and available for commissions and assignments internationally, as well as speaking and teaching engagements.

To see recent published editorial work, check out her linktr.ee

Commercial portfolio availabe by request. 


Portrait (right) by Clay Williams

Clients include: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, the UN, and others 


Conferences + Speaking Engagements

Guest Speaker, Artist Talk, Bard College, NY 2023

The Right to Culture Annual Conference, Panelist, Malta 2023

CGF Arts and Civic Change: Shaping the Future Forum, Guest Speaker 2023 (virtual)

Pulitzer Center, Guest Lecturer, 2023 (virtual) 

Arts Council Malta, Guest Panelist, 2022 (virtual) 

Leaders Quest x In Place of War Guest Panelist 2021, 2022  (virtual)

In Place of War Artists of Change Residency, Mentor, 2022 (virtual)

In Place of War Artists of Change Residence Programme, Guest Lecturer, 2021 (virtual) 

Smolny College, Guest Lecturer, 2021 (virtual)

Smolny College 2020, Guest Lecturer (virtual)

Smolny College International Student Conference, Attendee and Presenter, 2018 (St. Petersburg, Russia) 

Get Engaged Conference, Attendee and Presenter, 2017 (Budapest, Hungary)

Workshops 

New York Times Portfolio Review, 2023

Foundry Workshop, 2022 

Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV, National Geographic Award

Missouri Photo Workshop.74

Women Photograph Workshop


Dart Safety Training 2023

HEFAT Training , VICE x ACOS 2022


Exhibitions

Pulitzer Center x PIMCO, Gender Lens exhibition, virtual - 2024

Artpil 30 under 30, Group Exhibition - 2023

Bronx Documentary Center Latin American Foto Festival - Project MiRA, 2023 

Photoville - Through Our Eyes: Project MiRA, 2023

Group Exhibition (virtual) “La Frontera” Humble Arts Foundation, 2021

Group Exhibition (virtual) “Mirar Distinto” Veracruz, Mexico, 2020

Fotodemic Diary Publication “Cuentos” , 2020

Cinco 8 Gallery (virtual), 2020

Group Exhibition “Memento” Museum of Contemporary Art PR, 2019


All photos © 2024 Lexi Parra. Prints and image licensing available upon request.

 

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