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Bob Dylan Photog Charles Gatewood: I Only Got $105 for Famed Poster

Charles Gatewood learned the importance of royalties the hard way.

Interviewed on Mr. Media, the photographer known for his iconic shot of Bob Dylan recalls how that 1966 pic came to be—and how he got the raw end of a deal that helped shape an entire generation.

CAPTION: It ain't profitable, babe: Charles' shot of Bob seen 'round the world.

It ain't profitable, babe: Charles' shot of Bob seen (and sold) 'round the world.

“I had a job working in a Stockholm news agency, and after I worked there awhile they started giving me little privileges, like the key to the equipment cabinet and a press pass so I could go out and shoot things on my own and polish my skills,” he tells host Bob Andelman.

“Then, a few weeks before I shot Dylan, Martin Luther King was in town and they gave me the assignment…And I blew the assignment. I took Continue reading