Lexi Parra

Documentary Photographer, Visual Storyteller, Community Educator
   
#CuentosdeCuarantena: Experimenting in Storytelling from Home
Location: Caracas, Venezuela
Nationality: US, Venezuelan
Biography: Lexi Parra is a Venezuelan-American visual storyteller and community educator based in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated from Bard College in May 2018 with a joint degree in Photography and Human Rights. Following graduation, she moved to her... read on
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#CuentosdeCuarantena: Experimenting in Storytelling from Home
This series of diptychs, videos + collages are a reaction to the difficult layers of reality during quarantine in a country already plagued by violence, hyperinflation + political polarization.

Venezuela is unlike any other country in dealing with COVID-19: we have corruption by state bodies, a failing economy making quarantine nearly impossible for many + world leaders adding insult to injury with sanctions that are having a very real effect on our population.

While I am lucky to stay home, Caracas is a context we get by in because of our people - our relationships, friendships. So the distance has an impact. Friends have been sharing stories - some of the little joys, others of the constant faint stress + even more of the explosions of violence/uncertainty that is happening in some of the more infamous barrios. These visual experiments are a way to deal with the distance, show these timely, important stories safely + authentically .... collaboration in quarantine. 

By Lexi Parra —

VISUAL STORY

portfolio

By Lexi Parra
VISUAL STORY

landing page

By Lexi Parra
VISUAL STORY

the unveiling of us

By Lexi Parra
VISUAL STORY

Traditions Holding Struggling Neighborhoods Together

By Lexi Parra — Venezuela has, historically, not been made identifiable by our cultural traditions - be it Afro or indigenous. Instead of countries like Peru,..
VISUAL STORY

ritual

By Lexi Parra
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