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“Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey”

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer's Journey

Pedro E. Guerrero5:30 p.m. Architecture and Design Network Reception

6:00 p.m. Lecture

ADN is showing an AETN film from the PBS Masters Film Series entitled “Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey” followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, Associate Dean, Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, and Professor of Architecture, Chair; Brian Lang, Chief Curator, Arkansas Arts Center; Tim Hursley, architectural photographer.

Pedro E. Guerrero (September 5, 1917 – September 13, 2012) was an American photographer. Known for his extraordinary access to Frank Lloyd Wright, he was one of the most sought-after architectural photographers of the “Mad Men” era. In a career shift that was part serendipity and part the result of being black-listed by the major shelter magazines for his stance against the Vietnam War, he later concentrated on documenting the work and lives of two important American artists, Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.

Guerrero, who represented himself, was not particularly good at tooting his own horn, although he was, as Dwell magazine said, "a sublime storyteller —– with or without the camera."  The black list began a long fallow period that coincided with a temporary decline of interest in Wright. Exhibitions and critical acclaim came relatively late in life. Just before Guerrero died in 2012, the architectural critic Martin Filler wrote that Guerrero's pictures often surpassed "his contemporaries' typically glib endorsements of the work they depicted."   Emily Bills, the managing director of the Julius Shulman Institute, has described Guerrero's "canonical contributions to the history of architecture." 

Architecture and Design Network (ADN) lectures are free and open to the public.

The Architecture and Design Network (ADN), a non-profit organization, is supported in part by the Arkansas Arts Center, the Central Arkansas Section of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and friends in the community.

Location: Lower Lobby, Lecture Hall, 9th and Commerce
Fees: Free
Contact: 501-372-4000
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