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.
She has received awards-grants such as Catchlight Leadership Fellow, Women Photograph + Getty Images 2019, Magnum Foundation Global Covid Projects 2020, We Women 2019, the Moving Walls 25 Open Society Foundation 2018, Adelante Reporting Grant 2018 International Women's Media Foundation, Young Creators National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA-Mexico) fellow in the period 2018-2019 and 2015- 2016 in the photography category, among others.
The work of Koral Carballo has been published in California Sunday Magazine, Lens of New York Times, Witness of World Press Photo, the blog of the Leica International Magazine,
Libération, Nature Magazine, Agence France Presse, among others.
She has exhibited and projected his work in Spain, Switzerland, France, Marrakech, China, Brazil, United States of America, Georgia, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico. Collaborates with the Ruda Collective. It also belongs to the organizations Foto Féminas, Fotógrafas en México, Frontline Freelance Mexico, Diversify Photo and Women Photograph.
She founded in 2014 and currently co-produces the Mirar Distinto International Festival of Journalistic and Documentary Photography in Mexico.