José Guerrero (Granada, 1979) studied architecture at the University of Granada and worked for the Ferrovial-Agromán construction company until 2002. At that time he began his studies in photography at the Granada School of Arts and decided to dedicate himself to this medium professionally. In 2005 Guerrero was awarded the Caja San Fernando Joven Autor Andaluz Grant thanks allowing him to make the series Efímeros [Ephemeral] in which he created a contemporary registry of ruins and fragmentation. This series marked the beginning of his photographic research into landscape and space, subjects that would become a key part of his oeuvre.
José Guerrero has received numerous awards and grants for his work—including from Purificación García (2008), Generaciones (2008), Iniciarte (2007 and 2010), and Pilar Citoler (2017)—and has been the resident artist at the Colegio de España (College of Spain) in Paris (2008) and at the Spanish Academy in Rome (2015). His work has been exhibited at institutions such as the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville, and the Matadero and Tabacalera in Madrid. In 2015 the Centro de Arte de Alcobendas presented his solo exhibtion After The Rainbow. José Guerrero’s work belongs to the collections of Arizon State University, the Center for Creative Photography at Arizona State University, the CAAC (Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo), Banco Santader, and the Fundación Foto Colectania.