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. Parra has contributed to publications like Huck Magazine, VICE World News, and The Guardian. She was a 2020 finalist for the Howard Chapnick Grant, 2020 Women Photograph Workshop attendee and is a member of the local WP Caracas chapter.
She is the founder of Project MiRA (Look), 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.
She has spoken at various conferences and is open to teaching + speaking engagements as well.
All photos © 2020 Lexi Parra. Prints and image licensing available upon request.