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Jesse Alexander
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In a career which began in 1953 in Mexico,  Jesse Alexander has become the country's premier photographer of motorsports. As a young man in Europe, he began photographing Formula One races as well as the international manufacturer's championship events for American and European magazines. His work captures the excitement and drama of this most thrilling and dangerous of sports.  This exhibition of black and white photographs, features portraits of drivers such as Stirling Moss and Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, and Giacomo Agostini and photographs of their sleek and powerful sports cars and motorcycles in action on the track at Le Mans, at the Mille Miglia, and at numerous other races of note.

Jesse Alexander was born in 1929 in Santa Barbara, California, where he still lives.  He was educated at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His work has appeared in every prominent automotive publication in the world, including Car and Driver,Road &  Track, and Automobile , as well as Sports Illustrated, and Newsweek. His many publications include: At Speed, Looking Back, Salute to Ferrari, and  Forty Years of Motorsport Photography. His work appears in many private and corporate collections, and he was recently honored by the Motor Press Guild with the Dean Batchelor Lifetime Achievement Award.  This exhibition is presented in conjunction with Aston Martin Lagonda. Jesse Alexander's new book Driven, published by Chronicle will be available in the fall.

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