Women Photojournalists of Washington
Washington, DC, USA
Carla Cioffi is a documentary and fine art photographer. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Sicilian father and an American mother. She has lived, and worked, in a number of international locales.
In 2007 Carla was hired as a Photographer/Photo Archivist at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC where she covered the human spaceflight program and space policy issues in such diverse places as Florida, Russia and Kazakhstan. She is 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 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, 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 fine art work has been exhibited in a number of galleries throughout the United States, and will be exhibited in Europe in 2018.
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.
Clients include -
Vraiment | RasGas Company Limited - Qatar | Northwestern University in Qatar | Xi'an Jiatong-Liverpool University - China | Hamad Medical Corporation - Qatar | Qatar Financial Authority Centre | Paris Saint-Germain Handball Team | Rogue Rovers | International SOS/Aspire Lifestyles | Shutters on the Beach - Santa Monica, CA
2018 - The Photography Gala Awards - Women Seen By Women, 2006 - International Photography Awards, 2002 - National Graduate Seminar Fellow, 2002 - American Photography 18
- Breaking news
- Still life
July 4th White House Flash Mob
Ross, of the Washington, DC area, is seen at the July 4th White House Flash Mob in front of the White House on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. He had the following to share when asked why he took part in this event, “I feel very strongly about the presidency being degraded by Donald Trump. He’s putting not just any political party, affiliation, or any particular group of people at risk, but he is, it’s everyone. All Americans should be concerned about the way things are headed. Just the un-presidential nature of his administration and… I could go on. You can look up what he’s done. Everyone knows. So, yeah, that’s why I’m here. And it’s Independence Day, so I thought it was an appropriate time to be out here.”
Participants in the flash mob sang “Do You Hear The People Sing” from Les Miserable as a reminder to Trump that every day the resistance grows stronger, and the people of the United States demand his impeachment. © Carla Cioffi