These photographs, made between 2008 and 2010, explore inner-city neighborhoods in Philadelphia. I look at street corners, the facades of buildings, churches, and vacant lots. Along the way, I make portraits of people that I encounter. I am drawn to this raw urban landscape, which hovers between collapse and regeneration, decay and possibility.
Daniel Traub is an American photographer who divides his time between New York City and Shanghai. His photographs have been exhibited in Asia, Europe, and the United States, including solo exhibitions at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago and the Print Center in Philadelphia, and are in public and private collections including the Martin Z. Margulies collection and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times Magazine, London Telegraph Magazine, Time Magazine, and Wallpaper*. In 2008, he was selected by Photo District News as one of thirty photographers to watch. In 2009, he was one of ten photographers selected to participate in the Hyères Photo Festival in Hyères, France and was awarded a fellowship from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia.