Mongolia is a country of contradictions. Ira Block, a National Geographic photographer and a Sony Artisan, has made many trips to this extraordinary, culturally diverse country wedged between China and Russia, to photograph it in its truest form. Every visit he made he found an aspect of the country that he had never seen before.
The people and landscapes of Mongolia are a perfect palette for Ira Block’s photography; a world filled with vibrant colors and intense people. From the Mongolian Steppes, to the Gobi desert, the contrast of the nomadic tribes in Gers following the seasons with their yak herds to the urban life of Ulan Bator, the world of the Kazakh eagle hunters and Mongolian wrestlers, Ira Block has photographed the descendants of Gengis Khan and every aspect of their lifestyle.
Join Ira Block as he talks and discusses his adventures and the different ways his lens has focused on moments that were not only lost in time but also indicative of a vibrant future for this unique country. Discover what awaits him on his next visit.