Guillermo Navarro was born and raised in Mexico City. He was a still photographer in Mexico before segueing into shooting documentaries and commercials. He has worked in Hollywood since 1993 and is a frequent collaborator of Guillermo del Toro. He earned his first narrative film credit in 1985 with Love Around the Corner, and since then his filming experience has been consolidated by important titles including Pacific Rim, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Devil’s Backbone, Hellboy, Jackie Brown, Desperado, Stuart Little, Spy Kids and Night at the Museum among others.
In 2006 he won the Oscar Academy Award for Best Cinematography for Pan’s Labyrinth, and also received the Goya, the Spirit Award, Ariel and Golden Frog at Camerimage for his work on the film.
He combines his work in feature films with his work in commercials, shooting with important directors including Traktor, Noam Murro, Kinka Usher, Baker Smith, Julio del Álamo and Bruce St Clair.