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. 

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resilience: a family of nurses in caracas' COVID-19 lockdown

By Lexi Parra / Caracas, Venezuela — "7:00 a.m., Guarenas Her apartment vibrates with the bellow of familiar sounds: kids laughing, coffee..
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landing page

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the unveiling of us

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Traditions Holding Struggling Neighborhoods Together

By Lexi Parra — Venezuela has, historically, not been made identifiable by our cultural traditions - be it Afro or..
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ritual

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