Win a copy of Charles Traub’s LUNCHTIME

A FlakPhoto Giveaway!

Hey book geeks! I’m teaming up with photographer Charles Traub to give away three copies of his new book, LUNCHTIME, this week. His book is one of my favorites published last year — these images are filled with color, energy, and life. It’s a perfect addition to your home library. Who wants it?

See what I mean? Great portrait — View the full series on Charles’ website

About the book

Between 1977 and 1980, photographer Charles H. Traub ventured onto the streets of Chicago, New York and various European cities to take photographs of their inhabitants — male and female, young and old-at lunchtime. Colorful and direct, animated and intimate, the portraits are shot close to the subjects, composed seemingly off-the-cuff, focusing on just their heads and shoulders. Each subject reveals something of himself or herself to the camera: the woman who takes the opportunity to pose in dignified profile or the one who purses her lips in an exaggerated pout, even the somewhat less fortunate subjects caught adjusting their glasses or blinking.

LUNCHTIME is the first comprehensive publication of these striking color images, which were exhibited in the early 1980s in Chicago, New York and Milan. This volume maintains the cheerfulness and joy of the series, with lively pairings of photographs encouraging viewers to associate one individual with another in a new narrative of the street.

How To Win

Deadline is Saturday, March 19 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Submission is easy — I’m showing images from the book on @FlakPhoto IG this week. Watch for this work at and, when you see a LUNCHTIME portrait, tag a photography friend in the comments for a chance to win. (You can find them at hashtag #FlakPhotoGiveaway) Submission is FREE and all are welcome to participate. I’ll draw three random commenters to win on Sunday, March 20.

Read more about the book on Slate’s BEHOLD blog

I’d love for more people to hear about this — please share with photography friends, students, and colleagues. Good Luck!

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