Currently in Mexico and open for commissions...
Currently in Mexico and open for commissions worldwide.


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Koral Carballo ( b. Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico in 1987) is afromestiza photographer who tells stories related to identity, violence, and territory. Her work style dissolves the frontiers between photojournalism and visual arts and currently works as a photojournalist, portrait photographer, and freelance artist.

Koral is the recipient of the Catchlight Global Fellow, POY LATAM’s 2nd place Nuestra Mirada Award, the Woman Photograph and Getty Images Grant, National Geographic Society Grant,  Open Society Foundations Moving Walls 25 Fellowship, and received first place in the Latin American Photography Colloquium portfolio review (2017). It also belongs to the organization's Foto Féminas, Fotógrafas en México, Frontline Freelance Mexico, Diversify Photo, and Women Photograph. She founded along with a group of Veracruz photojournalists 2014 the Mirar Distinto International Festival of Journalistic and Documentary Photography in Mexico and currently co-produces.

Collaborates with the Ruda Collective.

Awards and Grants
2022 National Geographic Explorer Grant
2022 The 100 Next Great Fashion Image Makers by Photo Vogue Selected 
2021 Catchlight Global Fellow Recipient 
2021 POY Latam 2nd place Nuestra Mirada Award Winner 
2020 Magnum Foundation Global Covid Projects Recipient 
2020 Program of Cultural Promotion and Co-investment of FONCA Recipient
2020 National Geographic COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists, 2020 with Ruda Colectiva Recipient 
2019 Women Photograph + Getty Images Recipient 
2019 We Women Grant with Welcome to Intipucá Project Recipient
2018 Voies Off Arles Finalist 
2018 Vevey Images Book Award Finalist
2018 Moving Walls 25 Grant of the Open Society Foundation with Welcome to Intipucá Project Recipient
2018 Adelante Reporting Grant 2018 - 2019 from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) with Welcome to Intipucá Project  Recipient
2018 Young Creators of the National Fund of Culture and the Arts FONCA Photography,  Recipient 

2018 Magnum Photos Submissions New Members' Portfolios Finalist 
2018 Photography Biennial of Centro de la Imagen in Mexico Finalist
2017 Adelante Reporting Trip at the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)  with Welcome to Intipucá Project Recipient
2017 Festival NexoFoto Finalist
2017 Latin American Photography Colloquium 1st place in the Portfolio Review Winner

2015 Young Creators of the National Fund of Culture and the Arts FONCA Photography Recipient 

CV Complete



Interviews & Press
C&America Latina
British Journal of Photography
PH Museum II  
PH Museum I
Lenscrach


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.

Clients

The New York Times
NPR
Bloomberg Businessweek
California Sunday Magazine

Vist Projects
Centro de la Imagen
Agence France Presse (2011 - 2015)

Collections

Open Society Foundation
Centro de la Imagen
Televisa Foundation
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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