Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American visual storyteller and community educator based in Caracas, Venezuela. She is interested in youth culture, the personal effects of inequality and violence, and collaborative practices. She has a double degree in...
CARACAS, VENEZUELA - AUGUST 21, 2020 Wilmer, a local taxi driver, poses for a portrait in Plaza Venezuela. The bustling hub downtown sits quiet as a city-wide COVID-19 quarantine continues. CREDIT: Lexi Parra for VICE.
Recently went on assignment for VICE World News and spent time with mototaxi drivers in the city's (usually) bustling downtown. As these drivers face a new reality of extended lockdown, militarized checkpoints, gasoline shortages, corruption and a dollarized economy, the once staple of Caracas' street life is now struggling to get by.
Read more at the link below (words and images by me, edited by Deborah Bonello)