Frank Lloyd Wright isn’t necessarily thought of as warm and fuzzy. But he got along famously with photographer Pedro Guerrero, who started documenting Wright’s work at the tender age of 22 and continued to do so for the next 20 years. Guerrero, who was known for his combination of artistic talent and technical brilliance, went on to become the favored photographer of artists Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. He died in 2012 in Florence, Arizona, not far from his birthplace of Mesa.
In September, PBS premiered the film Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey, presented by the American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES series. (The film will be available on DVD and for digital download starting November 17 at ShopPBS.org.) We spoke with Raymond Telles, who co-directed and co-produced with Yvan Iturriaga, about the experience of making the film.