Ira Block


Birthday September 1, 1949

Birth Sign Virgo

Birthplace United States

Age 74 years old

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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 320,000 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. 

Associated With

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