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Dates:  1942, 8 November - 2016, 29 April
Born:  US, IL, Elgin
Died:  US, CA, San Francisco
Active:  US
 
  
American photographer. Charles Gatewood has been a photojournalist for most of his 45-year career. He is the self-proclaimed "family photographer of America's erotic underground" and is best known for documenting the sexual underground and helping launch the Modern Primitives movement into popular consciousness. From 1966-1975, he worked on assignment for Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Harper's, Time, and other national publications. His subjects were often rock and roll artists of the day -- including Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Carlos Santana, Boz Scaggs, Al Green and others - as well as literary figures such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
 
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

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• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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