Koral Carballo

Photojournalism and Visual artist
   
We Were Always Here
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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We Were Always Here
Copyright Koral Carballo 2022
Date of Work Feb 2020 - Ongoing
Updated Mar 2022
Location México
Topics Afro, Afrodesdence, Afromexico, Archive, Conceptual, Diaspora, Documentary, Editorial, Essays, Family, Family Tree, Fine Art, Friends + Family, History, Identity, Landscape, Mestizaje, Mexico, Photography, Portraiture, Racial colonization history, Root, Still life, Veracruz
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Proyecto en proceso

“Siempre estuvimos aquí”, es un proyecto basado en la fotografía que aún está en proceso que se pregunta e investiga sobre la afrodescendencia en México. Existe un discurso histórico sobre el mestizaje que ha blanqueado el origen de los mexicanos, anclado en la memoria colectiva sobre nuestro origen en un mito sobre una identidad mestiza entre lo indígena y lo español, ocultando otras raíces, como la africana. Poco se menciona sobre el papel que los africanos tuvieron durante el proceso de la creación del estado nación que ahora es México. El objetivo de esta obra es identificar la raíz africana en nuestra vida cotidiana, el legado de nuestros ancestros, los retos del presente, desencajar el racismo internalizado y la reconstrucción de nuestra historia como afromexicanos.

Capítulo I 
Álbum.

Capítulo II 

Resistencia.

Capítulo III
Lo que la historia nos debe.

Epílogo 
La sangre llama.


We were always here

Ongoing

"We were always here", is a photographic project that asks and investigates afro-descendants in Mexico. There is a historical discourse on mestizaje that has made invisible the continental origin of Mexicans, anchored in the collective memory of our indigenous and Spanish origin, hiding the African root. Little mention is made of the role that Africans played during the process of creating the nation-state that is now Mexico. The objective of this work is to identify the African root in our daily lives, the legacy of our ancestors, the challenges of the present, unleashing internalized racism, and the reconstruction of our history as Afromexicans.

Chapter I
'Álbum'


Chapter II
Resistence


Chapter III
'History Owes Us'

 (The massacres and the Afromexican rebellion)

Epilogue 

Blood Calls You

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