(Los Angeles) Edward Cella is pleased to announce a special exhibition of the photographs of Pedro E. Guerrero. Presented in conjunction with the national television debut of documentary American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey on PBS, the exhibition will present a focused selection of the photography’s most iconic images.
Born in 1917 in Casa Grande, Arizona, Guerrero attended Art Center School in Los Angeles and shortly thereafter became one of the principal photographers for Frank Lloyd Wright. Over his seven-decade-long career, Guerrero photographed buildings by many of America’s most important modern architects, including, Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Edward Durell Stone, and Eero Saarinen. Guerrero’s photographs have appeared in countless American and foreign magazines including the New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Architectural Record and House and Garden. He has also contributed photographs to dozens of books on Wright in addition to publications on Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. Guerrero’s photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art. Guerrero died at the age of ninety-five in 2012.
The documentary, American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey premieres on Friday, September 18, 9-10 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings)
Discover the remarkable life and work of Pedro E. Guerrero, a Mexican American born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who had an extraordinary, international photography career. Using Guerrero’s words and images, the program explores his collaborations with three of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century: Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. This film is a special co-presentation with VOCES.