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Charles Traub collection

Identifier: AG 249

Scope and Contents

There is currently one series, photographic materials, which contains three gelatin silver, black-and-white prints and three chromogenic prints of Aaron Siskind, taken by Charles Traub.


  • 1970-1972, 1986


Language of Materials

Material in English

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Conditions Governing Use

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The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biogrpahical Note

Charles H. Traub (1945 - ) is an American photographer and educator. Traub was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and earned his BA in English Literature at the University of Illinois. Afterwards, Traub joined the Peace Corps in Ethiopia, but was injured and returned home. Traub began pursuing his photography career at the Chicago Institute of Design, where he earned a Master of Science. Here, he studied under Aaron Siskind, Arthur Siegel and Garry Winogrand. He is known for his landscape photography as well as his color photography.

Traub began teaching at Columbia College Chicago in 1971 and was instrumental in developing the school’s “Contemporary Trends Lecture Series” that celebrated international photographers. He also founded the Chicago Center for Contemporary Photography (later becoming the Museum of Contemporary Photography). Traub later moved to New York City in the late 1970s, and he held his first solo exhibition at the Light Gallery. Traub then became the director of the Light Gallery in 1977. Leaving the gallery in 1980, Traub continued his photography and traveled abroad. In 1987, Traub started a graduate program for the School of Visual Arts, and has remained a chairperson at the School for 30 years.

Traub continues to hold exhibitions of his work both in the United States and internationally, and is also the president of the Aaron Siskind Foundation. He is also an advocate of digital photography, and is reflected in his own work.


1 Box (1 linear foot)

Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


Six photographs of Aaron Siskind taken by Charles Traub.


The Collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series 1: Photographic Materials

Custodial History

Materials donated by Charles Traub in 2014.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Alexis Peregoy, 2017.


Charles Traub collection1970-1972, 1986
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States