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Gabby Abbot | Sep 12, 2018

Guerrero photographed Taliesin West as it was being built
and thus documented the structures as they evolved. A significant aspect of that
process was the labor involved, which Guerrero captured in photographs of
the apprentices at work. Guerrero focuses on the physicality of construction,
highlighting male muscularity through rich chiaroscuro and a near melding of
body and building. The interpretation finds parallels with Socialist Realism of
the 1930s, with which Guerrero was surely familiar.