Carla Cioffi is a fine art and documentary photographer. She was born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Sicilian father and an American mother. Through her mother, an amateur photographer, she became entranced by the medium. At 14, she was given a Kodak Instamatic camera and set off documenting the world around her. She has been making pictures in one way or another ever since.
Given her international background and her love of travel, Carla has lived and worked in a number of diverse places including Brazil, Taiwan, Hong Kong, El Salvador, Russia, Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, China and Qatar.
In 2007, Carla was hired as a full-time photographer/photo archivist 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, events at the White House, to extensive travel to Russia and Kazakhstan covering manned launches to the International Space Station and their subsequent landings. Her documentary and reportage work has been distributed worldwide through news and photo agencies such as the AP, AFP, Reuters, National Geographic Online, Getty Images and has been recently featured on social media by Photograph Magazine, The American Collective and LensCulture. Her fine art work has been exhibited in a number of galleries in the United States.
Clients have included RasGas Company Limited; 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.
Carla holds a B.A. in Russian Studies, and an M.F.A. in Photography from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Currently based in the Washington, DC area, she is available for a variety of assignments.