Koral Carballo

Photographer and visual artist
    
Location: Puebla, México
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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Interview. Carnival and photography: behind the mask we are - Vist Projects
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Jun 2, 2020
In Veracruz there is a town famous for its carnival. It is called Coyolillo and is one of the few communities in Veracruz that can be considered Afromestizo. It is said that the tradition began because the town is close to the San Miguel de Almolonga sugar mill, which since the end of the 16th century has been run by slaves brought from Africa. On the day of the carnival they would let them out for a few hours: it was their only day of freedom. Then the slaves wore masks to hide and dance.

Koral Carballo was struck by this people who were becoming a party, although at first he couldn't explain why. He wanted to take pictures there to free himself from the structures of photojournalism and the daily news. That was the first impulse: to record the colour and the festivity of a town that was an hour away from his house. To break the routine a little.  

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Carnaval y fotografía: detrás de la máscara estamos nosotras
En Veracruz hay un pueblo famoso por su carnaval. Se llama Coyolillo y es una de las pocas comunidades veracruzanas que puede considerarse afromestizas. Dicen que la tradición empezó porque el pueblo queda cerca del ingenio San Miguel de...
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