Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Charles H. Traub: Object of My Creation, Photographs 1967-1970

Charles H. Traub: Object of My Creation, Photographs 1967-1970 at Gitterman Gallery in New York. "...This exhibition is comprised of photographs that Charles H. Traub made during his last semester in college through his time in graduate school and is concurrent with the release of his fourth monograph, Object of My Creation.
Traub studied with Art Sinsabaugh as an undergrad at the University of Illinois. Upon graduating, he went into the Peace Corps but an injury forced him to return home to Kentucky. There, he sought out Ralph Eugene Meatyard, the most important creative photographer in Kentucky at the time. Meatyard became a great inspiration and family friend. Following a brief stint in the army, Traub was left with little ambition, aside from the desire to pursue photography and thus applied to graduate school at the Institute of Design in Chicago. He studied primarily with Aaron Siskind, who became a mentor and lifelong friend."