Cheryl L. Guerrero

Cheryl L. Guerrero is a documentary, event and travel photographer based in San Francisco, CA. She
studied Cultural Anthropology at UC Berkeley and that background continues to affect her choices in
both her travels and her photography. She is always looking to experience and capture moments of
cultural expression and the human condition.
Her photography journey began in 2001 when she spent several months doing fieldwork in the
highlands of Guatemala on a fellowship. Between 2004 and 2008, she returned to Guatemala several
times with a non-profit organization whose focus was endangered indigenous art forms. Her
photography and videography work appears in several education documentaries about weaving, which
were distributed online and at museums throughout the U.S., including the Smithsonian.
Her work has appeared in multiple exhibitions, including Axis Gallery Sacramento’s 15th National Juried
Exhibition Con Cariño (2020), Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition Color (2019), CatchLight’s Imagine
Abundance: Visual Stories of the Bay Area (2018), PhotoAlliance Bay Area Currents (2018) and San Jose
Museum of Quilts and Textiles Modern Maya (2011).
Honors include Honorable Mention for Click Magazine Voice Image Collection (2020), People’s Choice
for Photographic Center Northwest Distinction (2020), Juror’s Choice for SFWA Hidden Figures (2020),
Best in Category for Click Magazine Voice Image Collection (2019) and a Silver Award in the San
Francisco Bay International Photography Exhibition (2019).