Ira Block is an internationally renowned documentary photographer, lecturer, and workshop leader who has produced over 30 stories for National Geographic magazine. He began shooting for National Geographic in the mid 1970s, and later worked with both Traveler and Adventure magazines. His assignments have taken him to locations as diverse as Africa, Australia, Cuba, Mongolia and the Gobi Desert, China, Japan, Siberia, and even the North Pole. Ira’s lens continues to capture and document amazing stories from around the globe, and he has a timely book, Cuba Loves Baseball: A Photographic Journey, that will be published in the spring of 2018. His images can be seen on Instagram, where he has over 300,000 followers. He has led National Geographic Photo Expeditions to Mongolia, Bhutan, Cuba, Nepal, and Tibet. Participants in his expeditions learn not only about the culture of the destinations they visit, but also how to expand their photographic vision.