Traub, Charles (Henry) 1945-

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TRAUB, Charles (Henry) 1945-

PERSONAL: Born April 6, 1945, in Louisville, KY; married Mary Cadden, 1969; children: Aaron. Education: University of Illinois, B.A., 1967; attended University of Louisville, 1967-69; Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, M.S., 1971.

ADDRESSES: Home—39 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10003.

CAREER: Photographer, 1971—; Columbia College, Chicago, IL, instructor in photography, 1971-75, photography department chairman, 1975-78; Center for Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, founder and chairman, 1975-78; Light Gallery, New York, NY, director, 1978-80; School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, instructor in photography; International Center of Photography, New York, NY, visiting lecturer, 1978—. Exhibitions: Works included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; International Center of Photography, New York, NY; International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Center for Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; and Speed Museum, Louisville, KY. Individual exhibitions include New England School of Photography, Boston, MA, 1974; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1975; Light Gallery, New York, NY; and Jeb Gallery, Providence, RI, 1983. Military service: U.S. Army, 1969.

AWARDS, HONORS: Illinois Art Council grant, 1977; Manda grant, 1983; Cornell Kapa Award; Brendan Gill Award, Childrens' Aid Society.


Charles Traub: Beach, Horizon Press (New York, NY), 1978.

(With Luigi Ballerini) Italy Observed in Photography and Literature, preface by Umberto Eco, Rizzoli (New York, NY), 1988.

(Editor) An Angler's Album: Fishing in Photography and Literature, introduction by Charles Kuralt, Rizzoli (New York, NY), 1990.

(With Jonathan Lipkin) In the Realm of the Circuit: Computers, Art, and Culture, Prentice Hall (New York, NY), 2003.

SIDELIGHTS: Professional photographer Charles Traub commented in Contemporary Photographers, "Photography is the most exciting act I can engage in. I am totally out of myself while I am photographing."

Traub's An Angler's Album: Fishing in Photography and Literature, is a collection of photographs of people fishing taken by professional photographers over 150 years, along with corresponding quotes by writers, such as Thoreau, Steinbeck, Izaak Walton, and Shakespeare. Sports Illustrated contributor Ron Fimrite noted, "Even if you are not a fisherman . . . this remarkable book can coax a smile from you."



Contemporary Photographers, 3rd edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1996.


New York Times, October 9, 2001, Roberta Smith, "Snapshots of Sept. 11: A Gathering of Witnesses," p. E1.

Publishers Weekly, November 2, 1990, Genevieve Stuttaford, review of An Angler's Album: Fishing in Photography and Literature, p. 61.

Sports Illustrated, December 24, 1990, Ron Fimrite, review of An Angler's Album: Fishing in Photography and Literature, p. 115.


Visual Studies Workshop Web site, (May 3, 2002), "Gallery Artist: Charles Traub."