Women Photojournalists of Washington
Alexandria, VA, United States
Carla Cioffi was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Sicilian father and an American mother. She holds a B.A. in Russian Studies and an M.F.A. in Photography.
Given her international background, her love of travel has taken her to live and/or work in a number of diverse places including Brazil, Taiwan, Hong Kong, El Salvador, Russia, France, Scotland, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, China and Qatar.
In 2007, Carla was hired as a full-time photographer at NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Headquarters in Washington, DC. While at NASA, she helped to document everything from the end of the space shuttle program, congressional hearings on Capitol Hill, to extensive travel to Russia and Kazakhstan covering manned launches to the International Space Station and their subsequent landings. Her documentary/reportage work has been distributed worldwide through news and photo agencies such as Associated Press, AFP, Reuters, National Geographic Online and Getty Images. Her fine art work has been shown in various gallery exhibits around the United States.
Currently based in the Washington, DC area, Carla makes photographs that draw upon inner and outer landscape, mood, people, gesture, as a way to discover what it means to be in this life.