Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American photographer and community educator based primarily in Caracas, Venezuela, sometimes can be found in NYC. 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 The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Huck Magazine and VICE World News. She is a member of Diversify Photo and Women Photograph. Most recently, she received a Diversify x Getty Inclusion Grant (2022), 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 has been supported by Canon USA and the Davis Peace Prize.
Parra is bilingual (Spanish, English) and available for assignments internationally.
Clients include: The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Huck Magazine, VICE World News
Conferences + Speaking Engagements
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)
All photos © 2022 Lexi Parra. Prints and image licensing available upon request.