Notable: Pedro Guerrero Dies at 95

In Article, Black and White Photography, Photographer on September 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm


Pedro Guerrero

For those of us who love the abstraction of modern architecture, we should note the passing of one of the great photographers, Pedro Guerrero. He recorded images that will be remembered well into the future …

By the early 1950s he was living in New Canaan, Conn., to be close to New York. At the time, many modernist architects where moving to the area and building what would become landmark structures, like Philip Johnson’s Glass House in that town. Mr. Guerrero photographed Johnson’s work as well as that of Marcel Breuer while also doing freelance work for Harper’s Bazaar, House and Garden, Architectural Forum and other magazines. Yet when Mr. Wright called, everything else had to wait.

“In our family, we always called him, ‘Mr. Wright,’ ” said Ms. Guerrero, who is an editor at The Times. “My father could have worked for others, but until Wright died he kept that to a minimum.”

Mr. Guerrero began working with Calder after Wright died, and the differences between the two were immediately apparent. Wright had insisted on orderliness, while Calder thrived in jumbled work spaces.

For more: NY Times Obit

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