Carla Cioffi’s career has “lift off” – into outer space and beyond! As one of NASA’s official photographers, Carla has covered NASA events since 2008. Her most memorable assignment to date is photographing the launches of the Russian Soyuz rocket that carried American astronauts to the International Space Station.
Carla, a graduate of the Maine Media College Professional Certificate Program, began her college career with a B.A. in Russian Studies and moved from there into post-graduate work in photography. After serving as a teaching assistant and then instructor at Maine Media Workshops, Carla taught undergraduate photography at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale while pursuing her MFA in photography. Carla interned as a photography editor at Aurora Photos and worked privately as a shoot supervisor for a small photo studio. In 2007 she joined the Aviation and Aerospace industry as a photography archivist for NASA. Currently, she serves as both a NASA photographer and archivist.
NASA’s photography staff maintains a Flickr page; click here to view Carla’s work in the Russia and Kazakhstan Collection, Expeditions 23 through 26. More of Carla’s work can be viewed on the NASA Headquarters’s Flickr page by searching for Carla Cioffi.