Koral Carballo

Photographer and Visual Storyteller
Location: Puebla, México
Nationality: Mexican
Biography: Koral Carballo ( b. Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico in 1987) Photographer and visual storyteller explores recurrently new visual narratives related to identity, violence and territory, in addition to expanding the frontiers of photography from... read on
Interview. Carnival and photography: behind the mask we are - Vist Projects
koral carballo
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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Lecture. Relationship Status: It’s Complicated. Contemporary African Art Fair 1-54 U.K.

By Koral Carballo — 1-54 London returns at Somerset House, 8-10 October 2020. Over the past seven years 1-54 has established..
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Publication. Mala Hora (At the Wrong Time) at Femmes Photographers Magazine in Paris, France

By Koral Carballo / Paris, France — ...] The astonishment, when it seizes us, isolates us and prevents us from thinking. It throws us violently..

Assignment. 'Learn at home' by Trasluz Collective for The Washigton Post.

By Koral Carballo — Photographers across Mexico have been documenting the challenges of distance learning Schools in China..
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Collective Screening. 'We Were always Here' at Tbilis Photo Festival in Asia

By Koral Carballo — I am very happy that my work will be screened at the Tbilisi Photo Festival with the project "We were..
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Assignment. This is not a chain by Ruda Colectiva on Planeta Futuro - El País.

By Koral Carballo / San Andrés Cholula, Puebla, México — The impact of the crisis of the covid-19, told from the perspective of 11 women photographers in different..
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Fellow. Artist Grant to Welcome to Intipucá City Project

By Koral Carballo — Koral Carballo, Anita Pouchard Serra and Jessica Ávalos, members of Welcome to Intipucá City..

Collective Exhibition. Foto Féminas Online Exhibition

By Koral Carballo — I participate in the online exhibition of Foto Féminas with my work "Casa Tomada". This..

Fellow. The Bronx Documentary Center - Darryl Chappel Grant

By Koral Carballo — The Darryl Chappell Foundation , a Washington, DC headquartered private nonprofit, is partnering with the..

Assignment. The Food Chain in Latin America in the Time of COVID-19 - National Geographic Latinamerica RUDA Colectiva

By Koral Carballo — A project carried out jointly by women photographers from different parts of the region, within the..

Publication. Welcome to Intipucá Project - Witness World Press Photo by Foto Féminas

By Koral Carballo — Foto Féminas presents: Welcome to Intipucá A selection from Latin American and Caribbean..

Interview. Afro-Descendants In Mexico: “We Were Always Here”

By Koral Carballo — Mexican photographer and artist Koral Carballo spoke to Contemporary And Latin America (C&AL) about the..

Nominee. 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass

By Koral Carballo — The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the 196 nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass,..

Finalist. Emerging Talent Award The Indepent Photographer 2020

By Koral Carballo — – Theme: Emerging Talent /  Competition Judge:  Elizabeth Krist The Emerging Talent Award..

Fellow. Student Women Photograph Workshop 2019: America Latina

By Koral Carballo — Del 12 al 15 de diciembre 2019 Quito, Ecuador Costo de inscripción: $80 USD Cobertura de gastos de..

Mentor. 20 Photographers Guatemala

By Koral Carballo — With great excitement we present to you the selected tutors of 20 Atitlan Photographers! The selection..

Lecture. Women more than photographs at Encuentro Internacional de Fotografía Luna 2019 - Colombia

By Koral Carballo — Participate as a speaker at the festival Encuentro Internacional de Fotografía Luna 2019 in..

Assignment. A Salt Harvest In Yucatan State As Flat Economy Leaves Growth Far Short of AMLO's Targets - Bloomberg News

By Koral Carballo —  A Salt Harvest In Yucatan State As Flat Economy Leaves Growth Far Short of AMLO's Targets -..

Fellow. We Women Grant

By Koral Carballo — ABOUT THE PROJECT Welcome to Intipucá City is a collaborative transmedia documentary project that..

Education and Lecture. Teacher Workshop with Anita Pouchard Serrra at Congreso Internacional Fotografas Latam - Colombia

By Koral Carballo — FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF LATIN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY. An unprecedented event that will bring together..

Assignment. The Death and Life of Frankie Madrid - California Sunday Magazine

By Koral Carballo — Frankie couldn’t come back across the border, but his ashes could. They traveled in a small red wood..

Publication. More than 1,300 from around the world competed for Women Photograph grants. Here are the winners.

By Koral Carballo — Photographer Koral Carballo, whose work is shown above, is the winner of this year’s $10,000 Women..

Fellow. Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant 2019

By Koral Carballo — The 2019 Women Photograph Grantees Women Photograph is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2019..

Finalist. Voies Off Arles Prize 2019

By Koral Carballo — Chapter 1 of the project "We were always here" was selected as a finalist for the Voies Off Arles..

Publication. Foto Féminas - May’s featured photographer is Koral Carballo

By Koral Carballo — May’s featured photographer is Koral Carballo Koral Carballo is a Mexican photographer born in..
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