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Remembering a man of vision: Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012)

Pedro E. Guerrero, art photographer and “chief visual interpreter” of the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, passed away on September 13, 2012, at his home in Florence, Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Wright scholar Dixie Legler Guerrero, and three children. 

Guerrero, who served as Wright’s personal photographer during the 1940s and 1950s, established himself as an internationally-acclaimed architectural photographer. He also captured the lives and work of sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. He documented his experiences in the memoir, Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007). 

At the time of Mr. Guerrero’s passing, we were preparing a brief about Suzzane D. Johnson’s documentary, Pedro E. Guerrero, Portrait of an Image Maker (Gnosis, Ltd., 2007; available at gnosisltd.org/store). The film includes candid interviews with Mr. Guerrero, family, friends and critics. According to Johnson, “The documentary speaks of a role model whose story makes a contribution to overcoming stereotypes, segregation and societal obstacles.” 

Learn more about Mr. Guerrero and his legacy at guerrerophoto.com 

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This Article appears on the November 2012 issue of LPM under Rincón del Arte

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