Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American photographer and community educator based between Caracas and New York. Her work focuses on youth culture, migration, the personal effects of inequality and violence, and themes of resilience. Parra has worked with The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker and others.
She is the community manager at Women Photograph, as well as a member of both WP and Diversify Photo databases. Parra has received a Diversify x Getty Inclusion Grant (2022) and is a Pulitzer Center Reporting Grantee (2021). Her degree is in Photography and Human Rights, from Bard College.
Parra is the founder of Project MiRA , an arts education initiative that fosters visual literacy and critical analysis with youth in the barrios of Caracas. Project MiRA has been supported by Canon USA and the Davis Peace Prize.
She is bilingual (Spanish, English) and available for assignments internationally, as well as speaking and teaching engagements.
Clients include: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, NPR, The Wall Street Journal 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 Outreach, 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)
Women Photograph Workshop, Attendee, 2020 (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)
New York Times Portfolio Review, 2023
Foundry Workshop, 2022
Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV, National Geographic Award
Missouri Photo Workshop.74
Dart Safety Training 2023
HEFAT Training , VICE x ACOS 2022
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 © 2023 Lexi Parra. Prints and image licensing available upon request.