|From Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey, Princeton Architectural Press|
Guerrero not only created incredibly expressive photographs of the work of architects like Wright, Phillip Johnson and Marcel Brauer, but also of the life, craft and work of sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.
Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey, is a deeply moving document, an eloquently-told story of a distinctively American life that began as the son of a sign painter in a Mesa, Arizona deeply prejudged against Mexicans, and proceeded with Guerrero becoming own of the most accomplished photographers in the United States, and, in the 1950's, a "Connecticut Yankee" with a fine house in New Canaan, serving as a liberal member on the local draft board. I've been recommending this book for five years, and I do so again. The photos of course, many in color, are gorgeous; the story incredibly compelling. You can buy it at Stout Books here, as well another splendid compilation of Guerrero's photographs, Picturing Wright.
Read our own appreciation: Pedro E. Guerrero's American Century.
Earlier this year, the Julius Shulman Institute of Woodbury University mounted an exhibition, Pedro E. Guererro" Photographs of Modern Life. Guerrero, then 94 and ill, but still completely engaged and engaging, attended the opening, from which the following interview was taken. "Did we do all right?" he asks at the end. You better believe it.
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