CV Complete

Awards and Grants

2024 The Revolutionary Storyteller Grant Recipient (Global).
2024 Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo Nominee (Global).
2024 Leica Oskar Barnack Award nomínee (Global)
2022 National Geographic Explorer Grant (Global)
2022 Las Fotos Project Advocacy Award Recipient (USA)
2022 The 100 Next Great Fashion Image Makers by Photo Vogue Selected (Global)
2022 Star Photobook Dummy Award Nominee (Global)
2022 Loan Latin America Program LEICA M11 Recipient (Global).

2022 AfroChicanx Digital Humanities Project:  Memories, Narratives, and Oppositional Consciousness of Black Diasporas, archival and photographic consultant. 
2021 Catchlight Global Fellow Recipient (Global).
2021 Solution Journalism Grant of Gabriel Garcia Marquez New Journalism Foundation, with Welcome to Intipucá City Project Recipient (LATAM).
2021 Star Photobook Dummy Award Nominee (Global)
2021 POY LATAM 2nd place Nuestra Mirada Award Winner (Global).
2020 Magnum Foundation Global Covid Projects Recipient (Global).
2020 Bronx Documentary Center and Darryl Chappell Grant Recipient (USA).
2020 Yes Contemporary Artist Grant with Welcome to Intipucá Project Recipient (El Salvador).
2020 Program of Cultural Promotion and Co-investment of FONCA Recipient (Mexico).
2020  National Geographic COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists, 2020 with Ruda Colectiva Recipient (Global).

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 Recipient (Global).
2019 We Women Grant with Welcome to Intipucá Project Recipient (USA).
2019 Voies Off Arles Finalist  (France).
2019 Berlin Talent Nominee (Germany).
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 Recipient (Global).
2018 Adelante Reporting Grant 2018 - 2019 from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) with Welcome to Intipucá Project  Recipient  (Global).
2018 Young Creators of the National Fund of Culture and the Arts (FONCA) Photography,  Recipient (Mexico).

2018 Magnum Photos Submissions New Members' Portfolios Finalist (Global).
2018 Photography Biennial of Centro de la Imagen in Mexico Finalist (Mexico).
2018 6x6 Talent World Presse Photo North America Nominee (Norway).
2018 One to Watch of the Journal British of Photography 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 Recipient (Global ).
2017 Festival NexoFoto Finalist (Spain).
2017 Loan Program Leica Fotografie International Recipient  (Germany).
2017 Latin American Photography Colloquium 1st place in the Portfolio Review Winner (Mexico).
2016 Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo Nominee (Norway).
2015  Latinoamerica Masterclass World Press Photo Nominee (Norway - México).
2015 Young Creators of the National Fund of Culture and the Arts (FONCA) Photography Recipient (Mexico).


Education

Archives and Activations, directed by curator Romina Resuche (2024)
Masterclass with Fred Ritchin: long-term projects, engaged visual storytelling, and methods of working with complex topics by Magnum Photos (2024)
Eddie Adams XXXV Alumni (2022)
Program of photographic projects 'Caminos conjuntos' organized by the Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo with Ruda Colectiva. Mentorship by Gisela Volá and curator by  Andrea Jösh. ( 2020 - 2021).
Visura Mentorship Program with Adriana Letorney and Clinton Cargill (2020 - 2021).
Documentary Photography Program fellow at the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (CaSA). Mentorship by Joan Liftin and Antoine D'agata (2019).
The New York Times Portfolio Review  (2019).
Fellow of Magnum Foundation's Migration Project Development Laboratory at Columbia University in New York City, United States of America (2018).
HEFAT training by the International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) (2017).
20 photographers Camp in Mexico organized by Colectivo +1 (Colombia) and the Caminos Photo Museum in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, Mexico. Mentorship by James Rodriguez (2016).
Seminar  Contemporary Photography fellow at the Centro de las Artes de San Agustín (CaSA) and the Centro de la Imagen (C.I.). Mentorship by Ana Casas (2014).
Graduated from the Bachelor of Journalism at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), (2010).


Teaching

Documentary Photography Profesor at Bachelor's Degree in Professional Photography LCI Monterrey, México, 2023. (Online)
Mentor at Semillero Migrante Documentary Progam, Bogotá, Colombia, 2022. (Online)
Tutor in Seminar Local visualities and oral memory of the AFRICAMERICANOS project in Chacahua, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2021.
This is not a pipe: rethinking contemporary documentary photography Workshop, Escuela Activa de Fotográfia, Mexico City, 2021. (Online)
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.


Publications   

Reencontrarme con mi pasado fanzine published in collaboration with AfroTamiahua Collective, self-publishing, FONCA, 2021
El pasado es un territorio a donde me gustaría volver fanzine, published in collaboration with RI-sueños Collective, self-published, FONCA, 2021.
DISRUPCIÓN by Félix Márquez, Koral Carballo, Luis Antonio Rojas, Mauricio Palos, Omar Martínez, Selene Ugalde, Stephania Corpi and Yael Martínez, edited by Ediciones Sin Resentimiento, 2020.

Participation as jury and nominator 

Nominator, British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch, Global, 2024.
Jury, Pictures of Year Lartinoamerica POY LATAM Open Categories, 2023.
Nominator, British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch, Global, 2023.
Nominator for the National Geographic Young Explorers Storyteller Award, Global 2023.
Jury, Female on Focus Award, British Journal of Photography, Global 2022.
Nominator, British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch, Global, 2022.
Nominator the PICS Directory of the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico, 2021.
Jury, Fotografas Latinoamericanas Award, at the International Congress of  Women Photographers LATAM, Popayán, Colombia, 2019.

Texts about my work in books


The Afrodescendant Woman in Latin American Diasporic Visual Art, Georgia University, USA, 2024. (Up Coming)
Catalog XX Biennial of Photography of Centro de la Imagen written by Alejandro Castellanos, edited by Educal, 2024. (Up Coming)
What We See, Women and Nonbinary Visual Storytellers, White Lion Publishing, March 2023.
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, edited by Open Society Foundations, 2018.
The Sorrows of Mexico Book, Written by Sergio Gonzáles Rodríguez edited by Quercus Publishing, 2016.
Imaginario book, edited by Televisa Foundation Collection, 2016.
Develate and Detone Book, edited by  RM, Centro de la Imagen, and Hydra+Fotografía Julio 2015.




Solo Shows

2024
La Sangre Llama, Breda Photo Festival, Breda, Netherlands.  (Coming soon)

2021
Mistery of Disguised, Photoville Festival, New York City, USA.
Mistery of Disguised, Public Installation  in Coyolillo, Veracruz, Mexico.

2020

Mystery of the Disguised, Central  Square in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.

2019
We have always been here, Álbum. International FOTOCULTURA -LUNA, Chía, Colombia.

2016
Silent Days, Veracruz Photolibrary, Veracruz, Mexico.


Collective Shows

2024
Serenity Territories, Leica Gallery, Mexico City.

2023
We were always here, San José Photo Festival, Uruguay, 2023.

Disrupción, IMSS Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico.

2021
Siempre estuvimos aquí, prologue 'Mistery of Disguised', La lengua en los ojos exihibition curated by Claudia Llanza y Andrea Celda at Travesías Cuatro Gallery in Madrid, Spain.
Siempre estuvimos aquí, prologue 'Mistery of Disguised', Exihibition on Streets in Fusagasugá, Colombia.
Siempre estuvimos aquí, prologue 'Mistery of Disguised', Online Exhibition Guest Room DER GRIEF (Organization for Contemporary Photography) curated by Anna-Alix Koff, Berlin, Germany.
Mala Hora, Through Her Lens Exhibition on The Polygon Gallery,  Vancouver, Canada, December.

2020
Welcome to Intipucá City, We Women, Photoville Festival, New York City, USA.
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.

2019.
We have always been 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.

2018
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.

2017
Mala Hora, VALONGO Festival, SP, Santos Brazil.
Last Day, Unveil and detonate, Mint Museum, Charlotte, United States of America.


2016
Mala Hora, Creation in Movement Young creators of the FONCA, Cuatro Caminos Museum Photo, Mexico City, Mexico.
Mala Hora, Creation in Movement Young creators of the FONCA, Museum of the city, Querétaro, Mexico.


2015
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, FOTOXRuben, Museum of Memory and Tolerance, Mexico City, Mexico



Artist Talks

  • AfroChicanx Digital Humanities Project:  Memories, Narratives, and Oppositional Consciousness of Black Diasporas, Public Lecture & Reception, in Santa Barbara University, California, USA. 2024
  • Koral Carballo: Autumn Talks Online by Millenium Images and Photoworks, United Kingdom, 2023. (Online)
  • AfroChicanx Digital Humanities Project:  Memories, Narratives, and Oppositional Consciousness of Black Diasporas, Public Lecture & Reception, in Arizona University, Arizona, USA. 2023
  • La Sangre Llama, Bachelor's Degree in Professional Photography LCI Monterrey, México, 2023.
  • Armar y des-armar, production and edition of photographic projects, Luz de Ventana Festival, organized by Migrar Photo, Santiago, Chile, 2020. (Online)
  • Artist Talk,  Photography Festival "Más que fotógrafas mujeres Luna- 2019" in Chía, Colombia, 2019.
  • Participation in the V week of photography at the University of Guadalajara UDG, 2019.
  • Participation in Africamericanos forum at the OPEN SPACE of the Bancomer Tower, Mexico City.
  • Participation in the Nineteenth Meeting of Photographic Libraries of the National System of Photographic Libraries at the table: Alternatives in the photographic practice together with Eymi Rosado, René Torres, and Frida Bulos in Pachuca, Hidalgo.
  • Afrovisiones conversations with Abraham Nahón, Maya Goded, Luján Agusti, Hugo Arguelles, and Yael Martínez at the Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico, 2018.
  • Fosario, Research Center of the Universidad Veracruzana, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, 2017.
  • Develar y Detonar Forum, Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART), Mexico City, Mexico, 2015.
  • Photojournalism in Forum Journalistic and documentary photography Mirar Distinto with Fernando Brito and Rodrigo Cruz, Mirar Distinto 2014, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.


Artistic Residence

Artist in residency at 20 photographers Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, 2017.
Artist in residency at 20 photographers Atitlán, Guatemala, 2019.
Artist in residency at Selina Catahoula, New Orleans, USA, 2023.

Artist in residency at ECO Vist Projects, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, 2023.
Artist in residency at Selina Saphy, Cusco, Peru, 2023.

Artist in residency Ruda Colectiva, Cusco and Urubamba, Peru, 2023.


Clients


The New York Times
California Sunday Magazine
Bloomberg News
Vist Projects
National Public Radio (NPR)
Centro de la Imagen
Agence France Presse (2011 - 2015)

Collections


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (USA)
New York Public Library (USA)
Open Society Foundation (Global)
Televisa Foundation (Mexico)
Private collections

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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