Pedro Guerrero, Who Captured Art in Photos, Dies at 95
The home of David Wright in Phoenix, designed by his father, Frank Lloyd Wright, and photographed by Pedro Guerrero.
Pedro E. Guerrero, a former art school dropout who showed up in the dusty Arizona driveway of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, boldly declared himself a photographer and then spent the next half-century working closely with him, capturing his modernist architecture on film, died on Thursday at his home in Florence, Ariz. He was 95.
His daughter, Susan Haley Smith Guerrero, confirmed his death.
Mr. Guerrero was in his early 20s when his father, a sign painter, nudged him to quit lazing around his family’s house in Mesa, Ariz., and take a chance at introducing himself to Wright, who had recently moved to the area.
“He said, ‘Why don’t you go see that fellow Wright up on the hill?’ ” Mr. Guerrero recalled in an interview with The New York Times in April. “When I first showed up there, Wright wanted to know who I was. I said, ‘My name is Pedro Guerrero, and I am a photographer.’ I had never introduced myself that way before. He said, ‘Come in and show me what you can do.’ ”
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