Jesse Alexander

5 May 2016 — 30 Apr 2017 at the Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, United States

Jesse Alexander, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Robert Klein Gallery
Jesse Alexander, Exhibition view. Courtesy of Robert Klein Gallery
18 MAR 2017

Jesse Alexander began his lengthy career in 1953, covering Mexico's La Carrera Panamericana, widely regarded as one of the most dangerous races to take place. Alexander would then relocate to Europe, where he would spend years photographing prestigious races including The 24 Hours of Le Mans, The Mille Miglia, The Targa Florio, and numerous long distance races and road rallies.

A prolific photographer, Alexander's camera caught all aspects of racing culture including cars speeding down open European roads, behind-the-scene glimpses of factory mechanics in their garages, drivers in intimate moments before taking their positions, and formal compositions of the vehicles themselves.

The exhibition opens to the public on Friday, May 6 at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, home to the oldest car collection in the United States, and runs alongside another exhibition, "Marque of Excellence," which features a variety of cars and motorcyles by Porsche and BMW. Both exhibitions will run through the spring of 2017.

Jesse Alexander has been exhibited in the Akron Art Museum, The Birmingham Museum of Art, and The Santa Barbara Museum of Art. His work is included in several prominent private and corporate collections including the Chrysler Corporation, The Ford Motor Company, Porsche North America, Volkswagen of America, Audi North America, and Ralph Lauren Polo, New York.