Charles H. Traub has been a photographer/educator for over 50 years. His work is represented in major museums and collections all around the world. In 1988, he founded the MFA program of Photography, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and still serves as its Chair. Formally, he was a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia Collage, Chicago. Later he directed New York’s prestigious Light Gallery, and for over 25 years was president of the Aaron Siskind Foundation.
Traub has received numerous awards including the prestigious ICP Infinity Award for his work on here is new york: A Democracy of Photography. He has published 17 books, including 9 monographs of his own. Recent publications include Dolce Via (2014) Lunchtime (2015), the iBook No Perfect Heroes-Photographing U.S. Grant (2016), Taradiddle (2016), and Tickety-Boo (2021).