( b. Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico in 1987) She tells stories related to identity, violence and territory; dissolving frontiers between photojournalism and visual arts. She began her career as a photojournalist in 2009 and in 2016 she decided to leave the local media to investigate her own long-term projects. She is currently working as a photojournalist, documentary photographer, visual storyteller and freelance artist.
She has received awards-grants such as the Catchlight Leadership Grant, Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant 2019, Magnum Foundation Global Covid Projects
2020, 2dn place Nuestra Mirada Award Pictures of the Year LATAM, We Women 2019, the Moving Walls 25 Open Society Foundation 2018, Adelante Reporting Grant 2018 International Women's Media Foundation, Bronx Documentary Center and Darryl Chappell
2020, Yes Contemporary Artist Grant
2020, Young Creators National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA-Mexico) fellow in the period 2018-2019 and 2015- 2016 in the photography category, among others.
The work of Koral Carballo has been published in California Sunday Magazine, Lens of New York Times, Witness of World Press Photo, the blog of the Leica International Magazine,Libération, Nature Magazine, Agence France Presse, in the online platform of the magazine DER GRIEF in Germany with the curatorship of Charlotte Cotton and Alessia Glaviano, the platform of Latin American projects PHOTOTAZO curator James Rodríguez and José Luis Cuevas. Her work was included in the book Develar y Detonar, with the curatorship of Ana Casas Broda, Gabriela González and Gerardo Montiel Klint and the book COLECCIONES of the Televisa Foundation.
She founded in 2014 and currently co-produce the Mirar Distinto
International Festival of Journalistic and Documentary Photography in Mexico. Collaborates with the Ruda
Collective. It also belongs to the organizations Foto Féminas
, Fotógrafas en México
, Frontline Freelance Mexico, Diversify Photo
and Women Photograph
Koral has exhibited and screening her work in Spain, Switzerland, France, Marrakech, Brazil, United States of America, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Canada, Guatemala, and Mexico. Carballo work is part of the collection art of the Centro de la Imagen, Fundación Televisa and Open Society Foundations.