Ira documents isolated and remote cultures. Specializing in how current events and global development are impacting remote peoples and cultures around the world. Focusing on the Pamir, Karakoram, Himalaya, Taklimakan and Arctic regions. Ira also documents reconciliation efforts in areas of conflict.
Central Asian girl.
A lone mausoleum endures another windy sunrise in the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia.
A female nomad rests while her horses drink from a well in the Gobi Desert.
A mogol man grabs a saddle off the grit floor of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.
Nomads and herders wait for a veterinarian training to begin.
A yurt in the Pamir Mountains waits for summer and green grass to feed its herds.
A path through 7000m peaks in Central Asia.
A nomadic herder pauses for a photo.
Ancient monastic desert dwelling between Palestine and Jordan.
As the day settles a lone villager packs firewood home across a frozen lake in North Korea.
Portrait of a North Korean man.
High on the mountainsides of Eastern Tibet a woman stands in her village new fields of organic wheat that are ready for harvest first harvest.
A living Buddha laughs in Tibet.
Soldiering a security check at Damascus Gate.
A lone muslim women, clothed head to foot, chances a dip at days end in the Mediterranean Sea.
An Orthodox Jew passes through one of the many gateways of Jerusalem’s Old City.
An IDF solider stands guard after a recent disturbance in Jerusalem.
A woman prepares lunch.
Sarikoli men of Central Asia break for tea. Their home lays at the meeting point of the Pamir, Kunlun, TianShan, and Karakoram mountains.
Children play outside their mud mudbrick home in the shadows of the Pamir Mountains.
A luthier sits in his small shop in Central Asia.
A woman makes paper beads in exchange for her sons education.
Morning prayers in Tibet.
The shaman of a small mountain village drinks his morning tea.
Rare cloud formations over the barren steppes of Mongolia leading to the Gobi Desert.
A herder passes time in a settlement as he waits for a clinic with modern veterinarian medications to open.