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Photographer and visual storyteller Koral Carballo joins the 2020-21 Visura Mentorship Program
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Dec 20, 2020
Visura is delighted to announce that Koral Carballo has joined the Visura Mentorship Program.

Throughout the one-year program, Carballo will be mentored by National News Visual Editor at The New York Times Clinton Cargill for six months starting January 2021.  The focus of the mentorship is to support the photographer in reaching their goals, to share ideas, assist in editing their work, give feedback and determine what are the next steps toward finding publishing platforms for their project.

The mentorship began in June of 2020, during which time Koral has been meeting with Visura founder Adriana Teresa Letorney to receive guidance and support around the industry, and ways in which to continue evolving.
"Working with visionary leaders in the photography, news, and media sectors is empowering and inspiring. This opportunity reinforces my own and my generation's commitment to transforming the visual narrative of this industry with new diverse voices and visual stories. I am proud and grateful for this opportunity."—Koral Carballo

[Credit: Koral Carballo]

About Clinton Cargill

Clinton Cargill is a National News Visual Editor at The New York Times.

Clinton is an experienced journalist and creative leader, having been the Director of Photography at Bloomberg and the Visuals Director at Vanity Fair. Clinton was the photo editor at The New York Times Magazine since 2006, producing amazing images for covers, photo essays, and special issues, as well as video and multimedia for the Magazine online.

About Koral Carballo

Koral Carballo is a Mexican photographer and visual storyteller who explores recurrently new visual narratives related to identity, violence, and territory. She has received numerous grants, including the Woman Photograph + Getty Images 2019 Grant, the Moving Walls 25 Grant from the Open Society Foundation (2018 - 2020), and the Adelante Grant. She is an IWMF and Young Creators National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) fellow. Koral has been nominated to participate in the Joop Swart Masterclass World Press Photo in the years 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Koral's work received the Moving Walls 25 Open Society Foundation 2018 prize. She was selected in the Biennial of the Center of the Image in Mexico in 2018 and received first place in the portfolio review of the Latin American Photography Colloquium organized by the Cuatro Caminos Museum Photo in Mexico in 2017.

Koral's work has been published in numerous publications including the California Sunday Magazine, Nature Magazine, Bloomberg News, and the Leica International Magazine, amongst many others. Her work is part of "Africamericanos," a project by the curator Claudi Carreras to raise awareness of the black root in Latin America. Her work has also been exhibited internationally including in Spain, Switzerland, France, Uruguay, Colombia, China, Brazil, Marrakech, United States of America, Argentina, and Mexico.

A member of Ruda Colectiva and  Women Photograph, her work is part of the collection of the Centro de la Imagen, Televisa Foundation, and the Open Society Foundation.


The Visura Mentorship Program is an educational opportunity for a Visura member to receive mentorship from Visura founders Adriana Teresa and or Graham Letorney and a key working professional leader in the industry, whose work is focused on an area of interest to the mentee. The goal of the program is to support the participant in furthering his, her, or them's career.  

This opportunity is open to one or more aspiring professional(s) working in journalism, photography, film, art, tech, entrepreneurialism, and/or any new media role.  In the past, this has been an invite-only opportunity. Visura will launch an open call for Visura members to apply to the Mentorship Program this fall. As of today, this has been an invite-only program while Visura Founder Adriana Teresa and Graham develop an effective solution that empowers its participants with a unique and valuable experience.

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