Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American photographer and community educator based primarily between Caracas, Venezuela and New York. 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 Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and others.
She is a member of Diversify Photo and Women Photograph. Parra was featured on Artpil's 30 under 30 and was a 2023 participant in The New York Times Portfolio Review. She has received a Diversify x Getty Inclusion Grant (2022) and is a Pulitzer Center Reporting Grantee (2021).
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 New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Huck Magazine +++
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)
Foundry Workshop, 2022
Eddie Adams Workshop XXXV, National Geographic Award
Missouri Photo Workshop.74
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.