Come to the Binghamton University Art Museum to hear a gallery talk by renowned photojournalist Ira Block this Thursday, October 13, at 5:30 pm. Block will discuss his travels around the world as he tromps through snow or rides atop a camel to capture people and places of stunning beauty. The current exhibition, “Baseball in Cuba: A Photographic Essay by Ira Block,” shows the extraordinary relationship between the Cuban people and their national sport. His photos are a visual tribute to their culture.
Block has produced over 30 stories for the National Geographic Magazine and its affiliates, in addition to teaching and leading workshops. He began his career as a newspaper photographer, a position which earned him numerous press club awards. His best-known published work to date is the substantial book, Saving America’s Treasures – a collaborative effort between the Clinton White House, the National Geographic Society, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Later, his photographic project Faces of Hope, featuring photographs of survivors and objects retrieved in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy, became part of the permanent collection of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
The talk is free and open to the public.