Tim Kopra
Tim Kopra

Tim’s photography reflects our planet’s beauty from the unique perspective of space. In particular, he found the bright oranges of the cities’ lights striking against the deep black of the night as the lights defined not only the city limits but represented the people back on Earth clustered in communities with tentacles of light to connect with other communities. Photographing cities from space was also very personal for Tim as he chose cities where friends and family lived, linking him with them while he was away. This exhibit includes Los Angeles, as well as New York, Paris, and London.

Artist Bios

  • Tim Kopra

    During his 18 years as a NASA astronaut, Tim Kopra served as a Flight Engineer on space shuttle missions STS-127 and STS- 128, International Space Station Expeditions 20 and 46, and as Commander of Expe- dition 47. Tim lived and worked on the ISS for 244 days and completed three spacewalks. While on board Space Station, Tim and his fellow crewmates executed over 400 experiments related to basic science, human physiology, and new technologies. He also became passionate about taking photographs of our beautiful and dynamic planet. As an engineer and experimental test pilot, Tim has own over 40 aircraft and spacecraft and been responsible for the testing, development, and deployment of aircraft, spacecraft, and spacewalk hardware. Tim is now a Partner of Blue Bear Capital, a venture capital firm investing in companies that apply data- driven technologies to the global energy supply chain.


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    Founded in 2011 in Brooklyn, NY, Photoville was built on the principles of addressing cultural equity and inclusion, which we are always striving for, by ensuring that the artists we exhibit are diverse in gender, class, and race.

    In pursuit of its mission, Photoville produces an annual, city-wide open air photography festival in New York City, a wide range of free educational community initiatives, and a nationwide program of public art exhibitions.

    By activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers, and creating unique and highly innovative exhibition and programming environments, we join the cause of nurturing a new lens of representation.

    Through creative partnerships with festivals, city agencies, and other nonprofit organizations, Photoville offers visual storytellers, educators, and students financial support, mentorship, and promotional & production resources, on a range of exhibition opportunities.

    For more information about Photoville visit,

City Views: An Astronaut’s View

 archive : Photoville LA

Featuring: Tim Kopra

Presented by: Photoville
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