A famous expression is: a picture is worth a thousand words. In Charles Traub’s presentation, we learned that this is most certainly true. Traub went about during their lunch break taking pictures of local New Yorkers. While this may seem similar to the works of the current photographer behind Humans of New York, there are also some key differences. He describes the work of H.O.N.Y as “snapshots” that people can relate to due to the words presented with the image. Traub’s photos did not come with a written description like those of H.O.N.Y. Instead, the viewer is encouraged to think about the person’s characteristics solely on the image provided. I found it very interesting that Traub encouraged his subjects to take the pictures themselves. He would tell the subjects to “click [the camera button] at the moment you feel comfortable.” This allowed for the subjects to present themselves in their own way. How one decides to present oneself reflects their values and their character. Because there is no wording accompanying the images, the viewer is free to interpret them how they will. While there is no wording, I believe that people can still relate to the images. The subjects were mainly regular people who all had unique lives.