Although Charles Traub’s lecture didn’t explicitly demonstrate the connection between humans and nature, he did reveal to us preserved moments of human nature. In Traub’s Lunchtime and Dolce Via, we saw a collection of humans from around the world and the masks they felt comfortable wearing in public. I’m not talking about literal masks, but masks in a sociological way. Traub believed that his photography was a medium in which he could preserve humans and their reactions to the environment around them. If we look at Traub’s photos from Lunchtime, we can see various portraits of different people; however, Traub finds similarities in these portraits and puts them next to each other. By doing so the audience is more easily able to see how, although, we all may look different from one another, we all share a human element that makes us all look out for one another. This sense of oneness is just a piece of human nature. I find that Traub spoke a bit of truth in his explanation of why he doesn’t consider himself a street photographer, but rather a real world witness photographer. He isn’t roaming street around the world looking for the perfect shot. Instead, he is being authentic in his photos by capturing the person and preserving the essence of that person for us all to see and relate to.