Ira Block

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Date of Birth September 1, 1949
Place of Birth United States
Age 71 years old
Horoscope Virgo

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Ira Block

Ira Block is an American photographer. Since the mid-1970s, he has shot many stories for the National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, and also National Geographic Adventure. He has photographed diverse locations in Africa, the Australian outback, the Gobi Desert, Siberia, and the North Pole where he spent three months with the late Japanese explorer Naomi Uemura. Block's archive includes rare archaeological relics from ancient sites in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, as well as some of the only recorded images of the ritual dances of the Pueblo Indians of the American Southwest.

Born: 1949 (age 70–71), Brooklyn, New York
Alma mater: University of Wisconsin–Madison
Occupation: Photographer

About Ira Block

Photographer who is known for his work with National Geographic as a photojournalist. His photos often showcase the different parts of the world he travels to and feature portraits of individuals and landscape shots with brightly colored imagery. He shares his professional shots with his over 330,000 Instagram followers.

Before Fame

Beginning as a photographer, his reputation soon became known and he started hosting workshops and giving lectures. He then began sharing images of his work to Instagram in August of 2012.


He is known for being a Sony Artisan of Imagery and is often called upon to offer critical feedback on the Sony products that he works with. He has also published several photo documentary books including Cuba Loves Baseball which documents the culture of Cuba through its love of sports.

Family Life

He was born and raised in New York.


Other photojournalists who have also published stories through National Geographic include Cory Richards, Kirby Trapolino, and Jim Richardson.

Information related to Ira Block

  • National Geographic photographers
  • Artists from Brooklyn
  • 21st-century American photographers
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Latest information about Ira Block updated on January 26, 2021.

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