Carla Cioffi

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Carla Cioffi is a documentary and fine art photographer. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Sicilian father and an American mother. In 2007, she was hired as a photographer/photo... read on
    
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Carla Cioffi is a documentary and fine art photographer. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Sicilian father and an American mother.


In 2007, she was hired as a photographer/photo archivist at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Headquarters in Washington, DC. While at NASA, she documented everything from the end of the space shuttle program, congressional hearings on Capitol Hill, events at the White House, to extensive travel to Russia and Kazakhstan covering human spaceflight to and from the International Space Station. She holds the distinction of being the first American woman to photograph astronauts launching to the ISS from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and remains the only American woman to photograph the return to earth from the open door of a Russian military MI-8 helicopter. Following NASA, she spent time living and working in Qatar as a freelance photographer.


Carla's reportage work has been distributed worldwide through news and photo agencies such as the AP, Reuters, The Washington Post, NPR, The Guardian, National Geographic online, Getty Images. Her photographs on the current Resist movement in the United States, entitled Nevertheless, We Persist, have been shared on social media by LensCulture, Photograph Magazine and The American Collective. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States, and  in Europe.


She holds a B.A. in Russian Studies, and an M.F.A. in Photography. Currently based in the Washington, DC area, she is available for a variety of assignments both domestically and internationally.