Charles H. Traub
Charles H. Traub
Lunchtime
These pictures were taken with a Rolleiflex SL66 between 1977 and 1980, mostly in Chicago and New York, but a few are also from Paris, Arles, Blackpool, Miami and Palm Beach. I would escape at LUNCHTIME and walk the street meeting people at random.

Biography
Educator/Writer/ Photographer Charles Traub is Chair of the Graduate MFA Program in Photography, Video and Related Media, School of Visual Arts in New York City, the largest independent college of art in the United States. He holds an MS from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a BA degree from the University of Illinois. He was formerly the director of the prestigious Light Gallery of New York. He is President of the Aaron Siskind Foundation for support of creative photography. He is one of the co founders of “Here is New York, a Democracy of Photographs”, which received the following awards; the Brendan Gill Award of the Municipal Arts Society Cornell Capa Infinity Award, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Children’s Aide Society of New York. He has had numerous one-person exhibitions including Marcus Pfeifer Gallery, Van Straaten Gallery, Art Directors Guild of New York, and Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Light Gallery and the Hudson River Museum. His work is currently represented by the Gitterman Gallery in New York. Mr. Traub has authored and edited many books including Beach, Italy Observed, and Angler’s Album, Education of a Photographer, Object of My Creation, In The Still Life, Still life in America and has had his work published in Connoisseur, Fortune, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, American Photographer, Popular Photography, Aperture, and Afterimage. He has received awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, Hendrecks Foundation, Illinois Art Council, Manda Foundation, and Olympics Arts Organization Committee, and the Mary McDowell Center for Learning. His textbook In the Realm of Circuit was published by Prentice Hall in the spring of 2003. His Current Book, Dolce Via, Italy in the 1980’s is now its second edition and photographs from the book in progress No Perfect Heroes: Photographing Grant was featured in the New York Times this past May. Vision Anew, a collection of essays collaboratively edited with Adam Bell, Is due out in 2015 from the University of California Press.