contact + bio

 for all inquiries, you can reach Lexi at 

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. 

As a multimedia artist and journalist, whether in stills or motion, her style is rooted in emotion and connection. 

Parra has worked with The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker and others, as a photojournalist. She has also crafted audiovisual campaigns for large agencies like the UN and the World Food Programme.

She is the community manager at Women Photograph, as well as a member of both WP and Diversify Photo databases. Parra's long-term project What Remains was shortlisted for a Marie Stafford Award in 2023. She 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 , 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. 

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

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)

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


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 © 2023 Lexi Parra. Prints and image licensing available upon request.


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