(nació en Poza Rica, Veracruz, México en 1987) Cuenta historias relacionadas con la identidad, la violencia y el territorio; explorando las fronteras de la fotografía entre el periodismo y las artes visuales. 

Comenzó su carrera como fotoperiodista en 2009 y en 2016 decidió dejar los medios de comunicación locales para investigar sus propios proyectos a largo plazo. Actualmente trabaja como fotoperiodista, fotógrafa documental, narradora de historias visuales y artista independiente.

Es parte del colectivo Ruda. Además pertenece a las organizaciones: Foto FéminasFotógrafas en México, Frontline Freelance México, Diversify Photo y Women Photograph.

En el 2014 fundó el Festival Internacional de Fotografía Periodistica y Documental Mirar Distinto y actualmente lo co-produce. 





( 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 she decided to leave the local media to investigate her own long-term projects. She is currently working as a photojournalist, documentary photographer, visual storyteller and freelance artist.

Collaborates with the Ruda Collective. It also belongs to the organizations  Foto FéminasFotógrafas en México, Frontline Freelance Mexico, Diversify Photo and Women Photograph.

She founded in 2014 and currently co-produce the Mirar Distinto International Festival of Journalistic and Documentary Photography in Mexico.


Awards and grants

2020 Magnum Foundation Global Covid Projects, Grantee, (Global).


2020 Bronx Documentary Center and Darryl Chappell, Grantee (USA).


2020 Yes Contemporary Artist Grant with Welcome to Intipucá Project, Grantee (El Salvador).


2020 Program of Cultural Promotion and Co-investment of FONCA, Grantee  (Mexico).


2020 COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists National Geographic, 2020 with Ruda Colectiva Grantee (Global).

2020 Meedan Covid-19, with Ruda Colectiva, Grantee, (USA).

2020 Emerson Collective Grant, Nominee (USA).


2020 6x6 Talent World Presse Photo North America, Nominee (Norway).


2020 Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo, Nominee (Norway).


2020 Berlin Talent, Nominee (Germany).


2020 The Independent photographer 'Emerging Talent' competition, 2020, Finalist (USA).


2019 Women Photograph + Getty Images, Grantee (Global).


2019 We Women Grant with Welcome to Intipucá Project, Grantee (USA).


2019 Voies Off Arles, France, Finalist (France).


2019 Berlin Talent, Nominee (Germany).


2019 7th Portfolio Review Of The New York Times, Selected  (USA).


2019 Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo, Nominee (Norway).


2019 Vevey Images Book Award, Finalist (Switzerland).


2018 Moving Walls 25 Grant of the Open Society Foundation,  with Welcome to Intipucá Project, Grantee (Global).


2018 Adelante Reporting Grant 2018 - 2019 from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) with Welcome to Intipucá Project, Grantee (E.U.A ).


2018 Young Creators of the National Fund of Culture and the Arts (FONCA) Photography, Grantee (Mexico).

2018 Photography Biennial of Centro de la Imagen in Mexico, Finalist (Mexico).

2018 6x6 Talent World Presse Photo North America 

2018 Nominated in the One to Watch of the Journal British of Photography in the year, Nominee (U.K.).

2018 Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo, Nominee (Norway).


2017 Adelante Reporting Trip at the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)  with Welcome to Intipucá Project, Grantee (E.U.A ).


2017 Festival NexoFoto, Finalist  (Spain).


2017 Loan Program Grant Leica Fotografie International, Grantee (Germany).


2017 First place in the portfolio review of the Latin American Photography Colloquium organized by the Cuatro Caminos Museum Photo, Winner (Mexico).


2016 Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo, Nominee (Norway).


2015 Latinoamérica Masterclass World Press Photo, 2015, Nominee (Norway - México).


2015 Young Creators of the National Fund of Culture and the Arts (FONCA) Photography, Grantee (Mexico).







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Education



Teaching

  • Mentor at Camp 20 Photographers, Atitlán, Guatemala, 2019.
  • Creative Documentary Workshop 5th week of photography at the University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 2019.
  • Creative Documentary Workshop at Batiente Creation Workshop in Querétaro, Mexico, 2018.
  • Mentor at the Trasluz Photo Documentary Laboratory (2016, 2017, and 2018) Veracruz - Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.



Solo exhibition

  • We have always been here, Chapter I ‘Coyolillo and the Mystery of the Disguised’ , Central Square in Puebla, Puebla, México, 2020. 
  • We have always been here, ‘Chapter II There are no Afro-Mexicans here’ , International FOTOCULTURA -LUNA 2019, Chía, Colombia, 2019.
  • Where is Moisés Sánchez , Border Gallery , Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 2019.
  • The Last Day of The World, Fototeca de Veracruz, Veracruz,  México, 2016.



Collective exhibition

  • Mala Hora, Through Her Lens Exhibition on The Polygon Gallery,  Vancouver, Canada, December 2020.
  • We have always been here, Epilogue Journey to the Root, Los hijxs de la malinche exihibition Online by Mueganxs, Noviembre 2020.
  • Casa Tomada, Online Exhibition Foto Féminas, August 2020. 
  • We have always been here, Prologue ‘ Coyolillo and the Mystery of the Disguised and Chapter II There are no Afro-Mexicans here’, Creation in movement, young creators FONCA, Antiguo colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico, 2019.
  • The Prophecy , final exhibition 20F at La Fototeca, Guatemala City, Guatemala, 2019.
  • We have always been here, Prologue ‘ Coyolillo and the Mystery of the Disguised’, Latin American Photographs, Bogotá Colombia, 2019.
  • El Último Día , Fantastic female construction, curated by Claudia Castelán at ArtBase Gallery, Puebla, Mexico. 
  • We have always been here, Prologue ‘ Coyolillo and the Mystery of the Disguised’ , Africamericanos, exhibition curated by Claudi Carreras at the Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Welcome to Intipucá City, Another way home, Open Society Foundations Gallery, New York City, USA.
  • We have always been here, ‘Chapter I Coyolillo and the Mystery of the Disguised’ , Africamericanos, exhibition at the Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Mala Hora, finalist Photography Biennial of the Centro de la Imagen Mexico.
  • Last Day, Draft of an intervened body, ArtexArte Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Mala Hora, Creation in Movement Young creators of the FONCA, Cuatro Caminos Museum Photo, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Last Day, Unveil and detonate, FOTOMÉXICO Festival, National Arts Center (CENART).
  • Mala Hora, VALONGO Festival, SP, Santos Brazil.
  • Last Day, Ecole invitéss-Mexique, ALT + 1000 Photo Festival, Rossinere, Switzerland.
  • Last Day, Unveil and detonate, Foto España, Cibeles Photo Cultural Center Spain, Madrid, Spain.
  • Last Day, Unveil and detonate, Mint Museum, Charlotte, United States of America.
  • Mala Hora, Creation in Movement Young creators of the FONCA, Museum of the city, Querétaro, Mexico.
  • Last Day, FOTOXRuben, Museum of Memory and Tolerance, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Last Day, Unveil and detonate, Photoespaña, Madrid, España.
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Collections

  • Open Society Foundation (USA)
  • Centro de la Imagen (Mexico)
  • Televisa Foundation (Mexico)


Publication on Books

  • Africamericanos Book, edit by RM, Centro de la Imagen and Bancomer Foundation Septiembre 2019.
  • XVII Bienal del Centro de la Imagen Book, edit by Educal, 2018.
  • Another Way Home Book, edit by Open Society Foundations, 2018.
  • The Sorrows of Mexico Book, edit by Quercus Publishing, 2016. 
  • Imaginario book, edit by Televisa Foundation, 2016.
  • Develate and Detone Book, edit by  RM, Centro de la Imagen and Hydra+Fotografía Julio 2015.


Publications




Clients

  • California Sunday Magazine
  • Bloomberg News
  • Centro de la Imagen
  • Agence France Presse (2011 - 2015)

Koral Carballo

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 she decided to leave the local media to investigate her own long-term projects. She is currently working as a photojournalist, documentary photographer, visual storyteller and freelance artist.
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