Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American visual storyteller and community educator based in Caracas, Venezuela. Her work focuses on youth culture, the personal effects of inequality and violence, and themes of resilience. She has a joint degree in Photography and Human Rights from Bard College (2018).
Parra has contributed to publications like Huck Magazine, VICE World News, and The Guardian. She is a Pulitzer Center Reporting Grantee (2021) and finalist for the Howard Chapnick Grant (2020).
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 was originally funded by the Davis Peace Prize in 2018.
Parra is bilingual (Spanish, English) and available for assignments internationally.
Conferences + Speaking Engagements
Smolny College 2021, Guest Lecturer (Virtual)
Women Photograph Workshop 2020, Attendee (Virtual)
Smolny College 2020, Guest Lecturer (Virtual)
Smolny College International Student Conference 2018, Attendee and Presenter (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Get Engaged Conference 2017, Attendee and Presenter (Budapest, Hungary)
All photos © 2020 Lexi Parra. Prints and image licensing available upon request.