Alcantara began photographing in Venezuela, where she is originally from. She completed her undergraduate degree was at BARD College, where she studied with leading photographers such as Stephen Shore. She went to Tisch School of the Arts NYU in New York City. She completed the Master of Fine Arts program of the International Center of Photography/BARD College. Lara has worked with the lead photographers, Andres Serrano and Richard Avedon. She has shown in NY, Paris, Venezuela, Spain and Miami. She has participated group exhibitions in places such as the Museum of the International Center of Photography, The Michelena Salon in Venezuela and the annual Exxon exhibition at Mobil at the National Art Gallery in Caracas. She has dedicated herself to creating authentic images that tell stories, with a focus on conceptual art. Lara's vision changes as she is shut down by the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic. It is the way she was able to get out of reality and into her own parallel reality.