Carla Cioffi is an independent documentary/reportage, editorial and fine art photographer.
For a number of years, Carla worked as a photographer/photo archivist at NASA 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. Her editorial and reportage work has been distributed worldwide through news and photo agencies such as Financial Times, Reuters, The Washington Post, The Guardian, NPR, Getty Images.
Her documentary work on the U.S. Resist movement has been shared on social media by LensCulture, Photograph Magazine, Exposed DC and The American Collective.
In 2019, Carla's project on the rapid pace of construction in Qatar was featured in Italian architecture and design magazine, FloorNature and in L'OEil de la Photographie.
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 women to photograph the return to earth from the open door of a Russian military helicopter. Following NASA, she spent time living and working in Qatar as a freelance photographer.
Carla holds a B.A. in Russian Studies, and an M.F.A. in Communications/Photography. Currently based between Washington, DC and Qatar, she is available for a variety of assignments both domestically and internationally.