Guest Speaker: Ira Block, November 30, 2016

Travel Images: See Beyond the Usual 

In-depth travel images will stand apart from the clutter of ordinary photos on the Internet.  Photographers can create great images by looking more deeply into local cultures, by finding travel vistas with more layers of information, and through more dramatic lighting. Digital cameras that produce incredible files at high ISOs make it possible to photograph in situations that were not thinkable in the past and open doors to a new photographic world.

© Ira Block, A young monk poses with a candle lit buddha in a temple in Bagan, Myanmar
© Ira Block

Ira Block is an internationally renowned documentary photographer, teacher and workshop leader who has traveled the world since his start as a newspaper photographer over 30 years ago.  In additional to numerous press club awards, he has produced over 30 stories for various National Geographic publications. For more about Ira, see; follow him on

We want to thank B&H Photo and Sony for making Ira Block’s appearance possible.  Members who arrive before the meeting begins will be able to interact with Ira’s sponsors and see their offerings.

© Ira Block, Intha fishermen on Inle Lake, a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township of Taunggyi District of Shan State, part of Shan Hills in Myanmar (Burma).
© Ira Block

Event Details

Wednesday, November 30, 2016—6:30 pm
Doors Open at 6:00 pm

Our meetings are held at The Metropolitan Opera Guild Learning Center, on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center. The address is 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, located at 165 West 65 Street, on the north side of West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam, closer to Amsterdam. (Google Map link) From the street level, take the elevator or escalator up one level and proceed through the revolving doors into the lobby of the Rose Building to get the elevator up to the 6th floor. 

Lincoln Center is well served by public transportation—Subway: the #1 Local train stops at 66th Street/Lincoln Center Station; Buses: M5, M7, M10, M66, and M104 all stop within one block of Lincoln Center.

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