Welcome to Intipucá City

Washington D.C. Metro Area • Koral Carballo, Anita Pouchard Serra, Jessica Ávalos


About the project

Welcome to Intipucá City is a collaborative transmedia documentary project that uses images, drawings, and words to reconfigure the imagery of Salvadoran migration to Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Through past and present stories, it seeks to change the stigmatized image of Central American migrants by showing the complexity of transnational identities through life stories that present a trans-territory link between El Salvador and the United States. For We, Women, they will create a series of workshops and install work in businesses run by the Salvadoran community in D.C. Additionally, they will produce a zine about the process, dialogue, and encounters between the Salvadoran community and the non-Latino communities.


About the artists

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Koral Carballo is a Mexican photographer exploring visual narratives related to identity, violence, and territory. She is the recipient of the Woman Photograph and Getty Images grant (2019), an Open Society Foundations Moving Walls 25 fellowship (2018), and received first place in the portfolio review of the Latin American Photography Colloquium (2017). She organizes the festival of documentary and journalistic photography MIRAR DISTINTO in México, which she founded in 2014. She is currently part of the collectives TRASLUZ and Ruda Colectiva. 


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Anita Pouchard Serra is a visual storyteller, photojournalist and educator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her transdisciplinary practice explores topics of personal significance such as migration, identity, territory, and empowerment using tools from drawings to performance. She is a fellow and grantee of the International Women’s Media Foundation and the Open Society Foundations Moving Walls 25. Her work has been published and shown internationally.

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Jessica Ávalos is a Salvadoran journalist whose writing focuses on access to justice, human rights, migration, and victims of violence. She received a fellowship from the Columbia University School of Journalism (2017), a grant from the Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano (2009), and a grant from the International Women’s Media Foundation (2016). She is a 2018 Open Society Foundations Moving Walls 25 fellow.