Meet the Photographer Who Immortalized Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architecture

by Diana Budds
Fast Co, Sep 18, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona home, Taliesin West, 1940, photo by Pedro E   Guerrero(Image: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona home, Taliesin West, 1940, photo by Pedro E Guerrero)

A new PBS documentary shines a light on Pedro Guerrero, photographer to the starchitects of the 1950s and ’60s.

Fresh out of school, Pedro Guerrero (1917–2012) landed the role of Frank Lloyd Wright’s photographer and played a pivotal role in presenting the architect’s work to the public. During the 1950s and 1960s, he grew into a highly sought after photographer and also shot the work of famed modern architects like Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen, among others. A new documentary in the PBS series American Masters sheds light on the man behind the lens.

Because of his warmth, accessibility, and good humor, Guerrero had a knack for making his subjects feel at ease plus the technical chops to convey the qualities of other artists’ work—a challenging feat. Read more…

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