Lexi Parra
Photographer

Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American photographer and community educator based primarily in Caracas, Venezuela, sometimes 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).

As she navigates being an insider-outsider in Venezuela, a country she admires and grieves for as it has been hit by crisis, she is interested in under reported stories and ways to understand daily life in such a drastic moment. She sees beauty and strength alongside the fraught tensions, and hopes her work can challenge how we understand ‘crisis’ and those living it.

She is currently working on a long-term project ‘What Remains’ following the lives of those who are particularly affected by Venezuela’s epidemic of extrajudicial killings: Women, who are left to navigate devastating grief as they provide for their family, seek justice and try to heal.Through contrasting moments of grief and joy, this work dives into individual narratives of trauma and healing, weaving together a larger narrative of women fighting to hold their community together no matter how hard it tries to fall apart. This project has been supported by the Getty Inclusion Grant, Pulitzer Center and published in the Washington Post.

Parra has contributed to publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and Huck Magazine. She is a member of Diversify Photo and Women Photograph. Parra is the founder of Project MiRA, bringing visual literacy workshops to young women in underserved neighborhoods of Caracas.

Lexi Parra
Photographer

Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American photographer and community educator based primarily in Caracas, Venezuela, sometimes 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).

As she navigates being an insider-outsider in Venezuela, a country she admires and grieves for as it has been hit by crisis, she is interested in under reported stories and ways to understand daily life in such a drastic moment. She sees beauty and strength alongside the fraught tensions, and hopes her work can challenge how we understand ‘crisis’ and those living it.

She is currently working on a long-term project ‘What Remains’ following the lives of those who are particularly affected by Venezuela’s epidemic of extrajudicial killings: Women, who are left to navigate devastating grief as they provide for their family, seek justice and try to heal.Through contrasting moments of grief and joy, this work dives into individual narratives of trauma and healing, weaving together a larger narrative of women fighting to hold their community together no matter how hard it tries to fall apart. This project has been supported by the Getty Inclusion Grant, Pulitzer Center and published in the Washington Post.

Parra has contributed to publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic and Huck Magazine. She is a member of Diversify Photo and Women Photograph. Parra is the founder of Project MiRA, bringing visual literacy workshops to young women in underserved neighborhoods of Caracas.

  • Emily Ferguson: It Girl.
    Jun 1 – Jul 13, 2024
    Nicodim Gallery
    Los Angeles, USA
    What’s an It Girl? An image of an seraphic figure, glowing almost too bright to be looked at until the flashbulbs recharge and the cameras become visible. Glamoured, the viewer is still seeing spots and rubbing their eyes as the figure stalks out of view, no-one quite sure if she’s real or not, an apparition disappeared. An apparition, by its very nature is uncertain, the intention defined by the person who sees it – The angel becomes a monster if enough people describe it so. (more…)