Charles H. Traub has been photographing for 50 years, with more than a dozen books published of his pictures and writings. Traub was instrumental in establishing the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, was director of the prestigious Light Gallery in New York, and president of the Aaron Siskind Foundation. His photographs have been widely exhibited and are held in major collections worldwide. Throughout his career, Traub has been a leading educator in the photographic arts. He founded the graduate photography program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has been its chair for 30 years.