Koral Carballo

Photographer and visual artist
Location: Mexico City
Nationality: Mexican
Biography: Koral Carballo ( 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... read on
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2021 CatchLight Fellows Announced
koral carballo
Jun 8, 2021

Very happy to be part of the 2021Catchlight Leadership Fellowship Program!

During this fellowship I will continue to work on my project We Were Always Here and the Album chapter.

Siempre Estuvimos Aquí (We Were Always Here) investigates Afro-descent in Mexico which often hides in a cloak of tradition and colonization mindset. A historical discourse about the whitewashed origin of Mexicans as a people of indigenous and European descent creates an origin myth about a mixed-race identity that hides other roots, such as the African.

She follows her own journey in exploring her family’s background. The process, while occasionally confrontational, is essential to understanding where her family came from.  To help further expose this narrative, Koral creates community workshops focused on preserving family photographs, while encouraging conversation about how miscegenation in Mexico has been used as an instrument of racial control and domination.

Through her workshops, Koral helps participants rethink their own archives and how preserving them gives them the importance and could potentially impact the nation’s view of itself by cataloging some of these in a more permanent way.

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