Lexi Parra

Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American photographer and community educator based 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. 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, the US Embassy and the Davis Peace Prize.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Lexi Parra

Through Our Eyes: A Collective Portrait of Caracas

Travers Park
 archive : 2023

Through Our Eyes uses formal collaborative portraits and single documentary images made by young women participants of Project MiRA to tell the story of resilience, joy, and struggle in the barrios of Caracas, Venezuela – a country that has been hit by a years-long crisis.

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