Koral Carballo

Photojournalism and Visual artist
   
NPR - Meet the families harvesting the flowers that guide souls home on the Day of the Dead
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Nationality: Mexican
Biography: Koral Carballo  ( b. Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico in 1987) is a photojournalist and visual artist based in Puebla, Mexico. Her investigative work focuses on visual stories related to identity, violence, migration, and territory working at the... MORE
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Meet the families harvesting the flowers that guide souls home on the Day of the Dead

Photos and text by Koral Carballo
Edit by Virginia Lozano

In the fields of Atlixco, San Fúlix Hidalgo, San Pedro Cholula and San Gregorio Zacapechpan in the central Mexican state of Puebla, golden flowers shine like the sun next to an elegant purple flower. These flowers are the "cempohualxochitl" or "cempoalxóchitl" which in Náhuatl, means "20 flowers" because it appears that inside the flower there are many more. The purple flowers, called "terciopelos," which translates to "velvet," are also cultivated in Africa and Asia. The "Cempoalxóchitl" flowers are known as "Cempasúchil" in Spanish.
Meet the families harvesting the flowers that guide souls home on the Day of the Dead
In fields of the central Mexican state of Puebla, these families harvest the flowers that will guide the paths of their ancestors to return on the Day of the Dead to celebrate with the living.
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Estas familias cosechan flores para las almas que vuelven en Día de Muertos

Fotografías y texto por Koral Carballo
Edición by Virginia Lozano


En los campos de Atlixco, San Fúlix Hidalgo, San Pedro Cholula y San Gregorio Zacapechpan en el estado de Puebla en México, brillan como el sol flores de color dorado quienes se acompañan de una flor elegante de color morado.Estas flores son el "Cempohualxochitl" o "Cempoalxóchitl", que en Náhuatl significa "veinte flores" porque pareciera que dentro de la flor hay muchas más; y el "terciopelo", una flor que también se cultiva en África y Asia.

Artículo completo aquí https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2022/11/01/1132798529/estas-familias-cosechan-flores-para-las-almas-que-vuelven-en-dia-de-muertos
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