Latino History: Photographer Pedro E. Guerrero's Fascinating Journey
October 9, 2019 - Raul A. Reyes
The late photographer Pedro E. Guerrero used to have a humorous stock answer for the young people (and their parents) who approached him seeking advice on how to break into his field. “Start at the top,” he would say. “That’s what I did!” Although Guerrero was joking, his answer was not far from the truth. By the age of 22, he was under the tutelage of legendary architect and designer Frank Lloyd Wright, and he went on to become one of the most sought-after commercial photographers of the “Mad Men” era in New York CityGuerrero later collaborated with the acclaimed sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson. Yet despite having worked closely with three of them most iconic American artists of the 20th century, Guerrero remains largely unknown.