Biography: Pioneer Motorsports photographer Jesse Alexander

Biography: Pioneer Motorsports photographer Jesse Alexander


Jesse Alexander (born 1929) is an American motorsports photographer.

Alexander has been involved in photography and especially motorsports photography since the early 1950s when he covered the original Mexican Road Race. He then spent many years in Europe covering Formula One and the famous long distance sports car races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio. In that period of time he also photographed theater and music personalities for the New York Times.

His work is held by numerous private collectors and has been exhibited in museums in the United States, including the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Akron Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Cobra Daytona, La Mans, France, 1966.

Cobra Daytona, La Mans, France, 1966. Photo by Jesse Alexander

Castelletti, Lancia, 1955.

Castelletti, Lancia, 1955. Photo by Jesse Alexander

MASERATI, PAU, 1955.

MASERATI, PAU, 1955. Photo by Jesse Alexander

Stirling Moss, Jaguar Pits, 1954.

Stirling Moss, Jaguar Pits, 1954. Photo by Jesse Alexander

Grand Prix of Monaco, 1956.

Grand Prix of Monaco, 1956. Photo by Jesse Alexander

Start Monaco GP, 1966.

Start Monaco GP, 1966. Photo by Jesse Alexander

Juan Manuel Fangio, Maserati 250F, Reims, France, 1958.

Juan Manuel Fangio, Maserati 250F, Reims, France, 1958. Photo by Jesse Alexander

Stirling Moss & Denis Jenkinson, Mercedes 300SLR, Mille Miglia, Italy, 1955.

Stirling Moss & Denis Jenkinson, Mercedes 300SLR, Mille Miglia, Italy, 1955. Photo by Jesse Alexander


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