Win a copy of Charles Traub’s book LUNCHTIME

Flak Photo | Photography Online and MFA Photo Chair Charles Traub are giving away free copies of Charles's new book "LUNCHTIME"!

Deadline is Saturday, March 19 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Submission is easy — Andy Adams will be 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 ‪#‎FlakPhotoGiveaway‬) Submission is FREE and all are welcome to participate. Andy will draw three random commenters to win on Sunday, March 20.

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.