American Artist Breaking Borders at the Louvre in Paris

Lex Lumiere carries on a legacy of excellence in art and overcoming adversity through creativity overseas

​​​​​Breaking Borders by Lex Lumiere is one of the photographic essays to be digitally displayed at The Louvre Museum in Paris, France on July 13, 2015 within the Exposure Award ceremony presented by the See Me Group, an art organization located in New York City that supports the careers of artists.

Lex Lumiere’s photographic essay is a tribute to Chinese artist, social activist & political prisoner Ai Weiwei, questioning our perceptions of freedom and technologies ability to empower human rights and freedom of speech. Breaking Borders storyline appears to visually dissolve the borders of oppression and imprisonment through creativity by playing tricks on the eyes and mind.

" Breaking Borders is a Photographic Essay on how Technology can creatively empower Human Rights and Freedom of Speech in countries that do not have the Civil Liberties we often take for granted in the United States. "

Lex Lumiere, Artist

Professional and amateur photographers provided submissions from 191 countries around the world to participate in the competition, their photographs were selected through a juried panel and online voting. The jury panel will honor photographer Gabriele Torres Ruiz from Mexico at the private reception at The Louvre Museum during the art exhibition. The photography submitted to Exposure has been seen by over three million viewers.

Lex Lumiere is the Houston born grandchild of the late award winning painter, Bea Cricchio, the first Latina female inducted into the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and Kodak Camera Craftsman, Fuji Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, and Honorary Master of Photographic Arts Frank Cricchio. Lumiere carries on her families creative mission, to empower charitable causes through art. Lex’s photographs represent a legacy of artistic success for American photography and art collectors as she is a fifth generation descendent of one of the last historically recorded art families from the United States that immigrated from Spain, France, Mexico and Italy. It is an honor for her work to be chosen from thousands of photographs that have been submitted at the competition for display at the Musée du Louvre, one of the world's largest museums and historic monuments in Paris, France.

Lex Lumiere is also the executive producer of the television series Art4Charity, and President of Charity Network News, a broadcasting education company dedicated to spotlighting philanthropists, registered 501c3 non-profits, celebrities and every day people doing positive work in their communities and in the world. Art4Charity has broadcast programs for 1 Heart 1 Mission; to help the 2.5 million orphans in Haiti sponsored by BMW Mini Cooper, The Rose; one of the last remaining breast cancer charity hospitals in the country sponsored by NASCAR FW1 and PFLAG; Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays in their efforts to overcome LGBTQ discrimination in employment, housing and marriage equality in the South. Lex is also a volunteer teacher for ArtBridge, a non-profit that brings art therapy programs to homeless children living in shelters to help them cope and overcome adversity through creativity. She is currently seeking sponsors and allies to help build a Arts Community Education Center for underprivileged and abused children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to heal and return joy back to little hearts that have been broken.

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