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Gabby Abbot | Sep 12, 2018

In this photo of the David & Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, Arizona, Guerrero tackled the harsh desert light and deep shadows in the sparse landscape. The
expertly composed image, in which viewer and house are connected through the deep recess of the concrete block wall (what Wright identified as the house’s
“anchor”), captures the heat’s intensity. In his biography, Guerrero recalled that Wright and his son David had an argument over bougainvillea vines that David
had trained to soften the architecture. When Wright commanded they be ripped out for the photograph (published in House & Home in 1953), David kicked the
architect and photographer off the property. Guerrero was tenacious and stayed behind for a photograph from the end of the driveway.