Carla Cioffi is a documentary and fine art photographer. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Sicilian father and an American mother. From a very young age, Carla has lived and/or worked in a number of diverse places across the globe - travel is in her blood. In 2007 she was hired as a Photographer/Photo Archivist at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC where she covered the manned spaceflight program and space policy issues in such diverse places as Florida, Russia and Kazakhstan. She is the only American woman to photograph astronauts returning to earth from the open door of a Russian military MI-8 helicopter. Following NASA, she lived and worked in Qatar as a freelance photographer.
Carla's reportage work has been distributed worldwide through news and photo agencies such as the AP, Reuters, AFP, National Geographic Online, Getty Images. Her documentary work on the current U.S. Resist movement entitled Nevertheless, We Persist has been recently featured on social media by LensCulture, Photograph Magazine and The American Collective. Her fine art work has been exhibited in a number of galleries throughout the United States.
Past clients have included RasGas Company Limited; Northwestern University in Qatar; Xi'an Jiatong-Liverpool University in China; Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar; Qatar Financial Authority Centre; Rogue Rovers; Paris Saint-Germain Handball Team; International SOS/Aspire Lifestyles and La Fromagerie Wine Bar.
2002 - National Graduate Seminar Fellow, 2006 - International Photography Awards
Brenda Whitebull, from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, marches in the Protectors of Justice contingency in the frontline of the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 29, 2017. When asked why she was attending the march she said, “I’m here to continue to make a change, to fight for our rights as human beings. To fight for Unchi Maka, Grandmother Earth. She has a voice, and we are her human voice. We have to continue because she has a spirit, just like our water, our plants. Everybody has a spirit. Everything has a spirit on this land. And we have to remember that, and those spirits are what goes in to our bodies whether it be food or water.” The Peoples Climate March took place on the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. Marchers surrounded the White House in a silent sit-in to recognize the damage caused by the Trump administration over the last 100 days. © Carla Cioffi
Actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio, center, is seen marching in the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC on Saturday, April 29, 2017. DiCaprio marched alongside indigenous peoples as part of the Protectors of Justice contingency, which was at the front line of the march. The march consisted of eight contingencies each representing the values that all the participants share: Protectors of Justice, Creators of Sanctuary, Builders of Democracy, Guardians of the Future, Defenders of Truth, Keepers of Faith, Reshapers of Power and Many Struggles, One Home. The Peoples Climate March took place on the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. Marchers surrounded the White House in a silent sit-in to recognize the damage caused by the Trump administration over the last 100 days. © Carla Cioffi
Bill Nye “The Science Guy”, center, is seen along side other scientists and science supporters leading the March for Science on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. He joins thousands who have gathered in the nation’s capital, as well as people gathering internationally, in the first-ever global march for science. More than 600 locations world-wide held March for Science events. © Carla Cioffi