Carlota Guerrero's subversive type takes on the female type
The Spanish image maker talks about the creation of her debut monograph, her collaboration with everyone from Solange to Rupi Kaur and the development of her mission to challenge the male gaze
"I wouldn't even consider myself a photographer," says Carlota Guerrero. It's a bold statement made by one of the most sought-after image makers of the moment – best known for her portrait of Solange that graced the cover of the singer's iconic 2016 album A Seat At The Table, along with high profile editorial and commercial assignments for people like New Yorker, Nike and Givenchy.
Guerrero's claim that she was not a photographer probably stems from her self-taught roots, when her creativity manifested itself in everything from dance and choreography to making collages. “My main interest is not photography itself, but performing and conceptualizing what I create, and then photography is something to document that. I don't think too much about technology, so I like to work with very technical teams that can provide the knowledge that I'm not particularly interested in, ”she told CR.
Above: awkward moments with Marta Armengol; Above: Album cover for Solanges A Seat at the Table