In the mid 1970's, Ira began shooting for National Geographic magazine, and he later worked with both Traveler and Adventure magazines. His assignments have taken him to locations as diverse as Africa, the Australian outback, the Gobi Desert, Siberia, the North Pole, Greenland, and Baffin Island. The subject matter of Ira's photographs is as varied as the destinations stamped in his passport. Some of his assignments include "The Samurai Way" and "Race to Save Incan Mummies." From gold coins retrieved from Havana's sunken treasure ships to the largest discovered T-Rex dinosaur, to a lost Confederate submarine, Ira's lens continues to capture and document amazing stories from around the globe.
Ira Block has been covering assignments around the world for National Geographic for more than 30 years. As a native New Yorker and leader of several of our New York City Photography Workshops, we asked him to reflect on the workshop and tell w ... Read More