Photography by Ira Gardner | A Photographer's Memoir

Memories of Places I Have Known: A Photographer's Memoir

When I was 20 year’s old I spent 5 days in an alpine hut next to a glacier in the Adamant mountain range.  My climbing partner and I would go out early in the morning roped up and explore every day while the ice was still frozen solid.  Every afternoon it would rain and we would retreat back to the cabin and start a fire and heat up some tea.   There were old climbing journals from the 1950’s that were left in the hut and I read them.  The stories in those journals inspired me to lead a life filled with a sense of  adventure  and gratitude.  Now after almost 30 years of being a professional photographer I am now publishing a memoir that I hope you give you something that is thoughtful and worth a momentary pause for self reflection in a world that is increasingly complex and busy.