Women Photojournalists of Washington
Washington, DC, USA
Carla Cioffi is a documentary/reportage, editorial and 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.
As a contracted photographer at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, she covered human spaceflight and space policy issues in such diverse places as Florida, Russia and Kazakhstan. 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 lived and worked in Qatar as a freelance photographer.
Carla's reportage and editorial work has been distributed worldwide through news and photo agencies such as the Financial Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Guardian, National Geographic online, AP, Reuters, Getty Images. Her photographs on the Resist movement in the United States have been shared on social media by LensCulture and Photograph Magazine. Most recently, her work on the rapid pace of construction in Qatar was featured in Italian architecture and design magazine, FloorNature, as well as French photography journal L'Oeil de la Photographie.
Her photographs have been exhibited in a number of galleries throughout the United States and in Europe.
She 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.
Partial Client List -
BLJ Worldwide / Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar / Financial Times / Hamad Medical Corporation (Qatar) / HAVAS / Nancy Cost Design / NASA / Northwestern University in Qatar / Qatar Financial Authority Centre / RasGas Company Limited (Qatar) / Shutters on the Beach / Xi'an Jiatong-Liverpool University (China)
2019 - Portrait of America, 2018 - The Photography Gala Awards - Women Seen By Women, 2018 - PX3 Prix de la Photographie, 2006 - International Photography Awards, 2002 - National Graduate Seminar Fellow, 2002 - American Photography 18
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Madeleine Albright for the Financial Times
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is seen at her home in Washington, DC on Thursday, January 17, 2019. She was interviewed for a piece in the Financial Times' House & Home section. © Carla Cioffi