Ray Carofano (born 1942 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American photographer who lives and works in the Los Angeles port town of San Pedro.
Carofano’s career in photography spans over fifty years. It was first a hobby, then a passion and finally a profession. His self-education in photography began at an early age when his parents gave him the complete set of The Encyclopedia of Photography. He studied at Quinnipiac College, Southern Connecticut State College and Paier School of Art.