Friday, December 9, 2022

Charles Traub

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).

This diptych were shot in 2020. They are published in the book, Tickety-Boo.
This diptych were shot in 2020. They are published in the book, Tickety-Boo.
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  1. […] Charles Traub spoke to us in mid-September. He wears two hats – one as the founder of the MFA program of Photography, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for which he now serves as Chair. The other is in his own art practice as a photographer with over 50 years of work under his belt. Throughout the pandemic, he felt – and still does feel – the need to adapt on a daily basis. For the last few years, Traub has been photographing exclusively with his iPhone, recording his passage through anything he encounters. He recently published a book of 208 pictures taken with his iPhone titled Tickety Boo. The book has no words, only photos, and speaks to Traub’s concern about the time in which we live. To hear more about this and his other work, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] Charles Traub spoke to us in mid-September. He wears two hats – one as the founder of the MFA program of Photography, Video and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in NYC for which he now serves as Chair. The other is in his own art practice as a photographer with over 50 years of work under his belt. Throughout the pandemic, he felt – and still does feel – the need to adapt on a daily basis. For the last few years, Traub has been photographing exclusively with his iPhone, recording his passage through anything he encounters. He recently published a book of 208 pictures taken with his iPhone titled Tickety Boo. The book has no words, only photos, and speaks to Traub’s concern about the time in which we live. To hear more about this and his other work, listen to the complete interview. […]

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