On Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9:00pm Dallas’ PBS station, KERA, will air the premier of American Masters: Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey, directed by Raymond Telles and Yvan Iturriaga.
The American Masters series and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES series join forces for the first time to explore the life and work of photographer Pedro E. Guerrero (September 5, 1917 – September 13, 2012), a Mexican American, born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who had an extraordinary international photography career.
Guerrero “is best known for photographing the works of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the art of sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.”
He attended “Mexican only” segregated schools and experienced a society that made him feel out of place and unworthy. After high school, he followed his older brother, Adolfo, to Los Angeles where he enrolled at Art Center in Pasadena. By pure accident he enrolled in a photography class and immediately fell in love the moment he developed his first roll of film.
The first job he ever had was with the world’s greatest architect.