CHARLES H. TRAUB

 © Daniel A. Johnson

© Daniel A. Johnson

Charles H. Traub is chair of the MFA Program in Photography, Video & Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He holds an MS from the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a BA 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, and he is one of the co-founders of here is new york, a Democracy of Photographs, which received 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. Traub has had numerous one-person exhibitions including Marcus Pfeifer Gallery, Van Straaten Gallery, Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago, Light Gallery, and The Hudson River Museum. He has also authored and edited many books including Beach, Italy Observed, Angler’s Album, Education

of a Photographer, Object of My Creation, and In the Still Life. His work has been published in Connoisseur, Fortune, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, American Photographer, Popular Photography, Aperture, Afterimage, and most recently the New York Times, which featured his photographs from the project No Perfect Heroes: Looking for U.S. Grant. He has received awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, Illinois Art Council, Olympics Arts Organizing Committee, and the Mary McDowell Center for Learning. His textbook, In the Realm of Circuit, was published by Prentice Hall in 2003; the monograph, Dolce Via: Italy in the 1980’s by Damiani Press in 2013; Vision Anew, a collection of essays by the University of California Press in 2015, Lunchtime, a monograph of street portraits, by Damiani Press in 2015 and recently No Perfect Heroes: Photographing Grant by INTERLOCUTORPRESS in 2016.