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Ira Block

http://www.irablock.com

"For more than thirty years, Ira Block has been covering assignments around the world for the National Geographic Magazine. The subject matter of Ira’s photographs is as varied as the destinations stamped in his passport. From Siberia to Asia to South America and the North Pole, Ira’s lens has captured and documented amazing stories. These include the National Geographic articles “The Samurai Way shot in Japan ,“Restless Spirits” featuring the Terra Cotta soldiers of Xi’An, and the Anasazi of the American Southwest. In early 2014, Ira turned his focus on baseball and its place in the culture of Cuba.  He has made numerous trips to the Island to capture baseball in its purest form and the Cubans’ love of their national sport. An Exhibition is planned for Spring, 2016 in Seattle, Washington and New York City.Ira has also led National Geographic photo workshops and expeditions in New York City, Mongolia, Bhutan and Tibet. He is part of the National Geographic Masters of Photography program and is a featured speaker at photo events. Additionally, Ira maintains a presence in the corporate world shooting annual reports and advertising campaigns."

Gallery

  • Ira Block 09
    • Sony α7S
    • FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA
    • 1/160
    • f/1.8
    • ISO 51200
  • Ira Block 10
    • Sony α7S
    • FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
    • 1/50
    • f/4
    • ISO 3200
  • Ira Block 11
    • Sony α7R
    • FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
    • 1/1000
    • f/5.6
    • ISO 160
  • Ira Block 01
    • Sony α99
    • 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM
    • 1/10
    • f/3.2
    • ISO 640
  • Ira Block 02
    • Sony α7R
    • FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
    • 1/640
    • f/5
    • ISO 250
  • Ira Block 03
    • Sony α7R
    • FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
    • 1/640
    • f/5
    • ISO 320
  • Ira Block 04
    • Sony α7S
    • FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA
    • 1/60
    • f/2.5
    • ISO 6400
  • Ira Block 05
    • Sony α99
    • 70-200mm f/2.8 G SSM ii
    • 1/400
    • f/2.8
    • ISO 640
  • Ira Block 06
    • Sony α7R
    • FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS
    • 1/320
    • f/7.1
    • ISO 400
  • Ira Block 07
    • Sony α7R
    • FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
    • 4
    • f/6.7
    • ISO 400
  • Ira Block 08
    • Sony α7R
    • FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS
    • 1/4000
    • f/4
    • ISO 400

The camera will take the picture, but it is the photographer who makes the picture.

Ira Block