Koral Carballo (b. Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico in 1987) tells stories related to identity, violence, and territory—dissolving frontiers between photojournalism and visual arts.
She is the recipient of the Catchlight Fellowship (2021), POY LATAM’s Second Place Nuestra Mirada Award (2021), the Woman Photograph and Getty Images Grant (2019), an Open Society Foundations Moving Walls 25 Fellowship (2018), and she received first place in the Latin American Photography Colloquium Portfolio Review (2017).
Carballo collaborates with the Ruda Collective. She also belongs to the organizations Foto Féminas, Fotógrafas en México, Frontline Freelance Mexico, Diversify Photo and Women Photograph.
In 2014, along with a group of Veracruz photojournalists, Carballo founded the Mirar Distinto International Festival of Journalistic and Documentary Photography in Mexico, which she currently co-produces.
Mystery Of the Disguised is a visual exploration of the construction of an imaginary with the oral story of a town in Veracruz called Coyolillo, an Afro-Mexican community in the south of Mexico—reframing their history to one of freedom.Learn More