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The book consists of two parts: the first, in matte paper, gathers images from 1975 –including the first photograph that Alberto García-Alix took during a motocross race in which his brother was taking part– to 2007; the second part of the book, on glossy paper, includes a new block of unreleased photographs, with which the author, seeking its limits, initiates a renewed photographic discourse on the bike, by the more abstract and allegorical use of the image.
It is, in short, a set of photographs that transport the beauty and care with which García-Alix has portrayed his life tied to the bike.
In the center of the book, accompanying the images, there is an autobiographical text in which Alberto García-Alix tells a bunch of experiences and stories, told as only a true biker can do, that leaves the reader wanting to pull a wheelie and to become intoxicated by the smell of castor oil and the roar of engines.
Alberto García-Alix (León, Spain, 1956). Throughout his career he has received several national and international awards including the National Photography Prize (1999), the Prize of Photography of the Community of Madrid (2004), PHotoEspaña Prize (2012), and he’s been finalista, in 2014, of the Deutsche Börse prize.
Since the early 80s, he has completed numerous exhibitions, such in Les Rencontres Internationals d’Arles at the National Art Museum Reina Sofia in the Parisian Maison Europeenne de la Photography, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Castilla y León (MUSAC). Currently, until April 10, one of his last works, “A false horizon” is being exhibited at Tabacalera de Madrid, space managed by the spanish Department of Culture.
As an author, he has published a dozen books of photography and various audiovisual Works where narrative and image complement each other. The last book he has published is “MOTO” (Bike), a photo book published in 2015 by Cabeza de Chorlito, house that he has co-founded. “MOTO” gathers up his photos of the motorcycles, shouted since the late seventies until now. As an editor, it should be noted that he founded the cult magazine “El canto de la tripulación” in 1989.