Charles Robert Gatewood (November 8, 1942 – April 28, 2016) was a photographer, writer, videographer, artist and educator, who lived and worked in San Francisco, California.
Gatewood was born November 8, 1942 in Elgin, Illinois. From ages one to three Gatewood lived with his father, John Jay Gatewood (a traveing salesman) and his mother, Clarene Hall Gatewood (a housewife) near Dallas, Texas. In 1945 the family moved to Rolla, Missouri, where Gatewood’s father found work as a traveling salesman. In 1951, the Gatewood family moved to Springfield, Missouri, where Charles attended J.P Study Jr. High and Parkview High School.