Video: The late Pedro E. Guerrero speaking at the Julius Shulman Institute

Last April, we announced the opening of Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life – a retrospective exhibition organized by the Julius Shulman Institute (JSI) at Woodbury University that honored the incredible life and career of the great 20th century architectural photographer, Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012). JSI was thankful to have Guerrero join the exhibition’s opening night, where he entertained the crowd with his charismatic personality as he shared fascinating stories from his life.

Sadly, the world is still in mourning over Guerrero’s passing last week, as he died at the age of 95 on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at his home in Florence, .

Woodbury University and the Julius Shulman Institute would like to share a few words from JSI director Emily Bills:

“The Julius Shulman Institute is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of . We were honored to host a retrospective of his work last April, which included the lively, and often hilarious, conversation he shared with Hunter Drohojowska-Philp. Guerrero will be remembered as one of the great architectural photographers of the twentieth century, capturing the essence of work by Frank Lloyd Wright, Edward Durell Stone, Marcel Breuer, Joseph P. Salerno, and many others. He will be dearly missed.”

Read Guerrero’s obituary in the New York Times and the LA Times to learn more about his epic life and career. Continue after the break to view some of his best photographs that were featured at the exhibition. 

Self Portrait, Manhattan studio, 1950 © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward Cella Art+Architecture
United Church of Rowayton, Joseph Salerno Architect, 1962, Rowayton, CT © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward Cella Art+Architecture
Bruce Graham House, Bruce Graham Architect, 1963, Rehobeth Beach, DL © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward Cella Art+Architecture
Diamond Gas Station, ca 1950s, location unknown © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward Cella Art+Architecture
IBM Office Building, 1961, New York State © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward Cella Art+Architecture
Yale Hockey Rink, Eero Saarinen Architect, 1958, New Haven, CT © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward Cella Art+Architecture
Teabreak #1 at the Guggenheim Pavilion, 1953, New York City © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward Cella Art+Architecture
Pedro E. Guerrero in April – Courtesy of the Julius Shulman Institute
Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: The late Pedro E. Guerrero speaking at the Julius Shulman Institute" 18 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=274626>
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