Harper Collins called photographer and director Alex Garcia "one of the world's leading photojournalists." Garcia's photographic range and problem-solving abilities while on assignment include flying into the jungles of Chiapas to cover deforestation, portraits of notables such as Barack Obama, Fidel Castro and Courtney Cox, being crushed at the sidelines of the Super Bowl and tear-gassed during Washington D.C. riots. He is comfortable with people on the street as well as those in the C-suite, from companies such as McDonald's, Allstate and the Chicago Cubs.
He has worked on staff at newspapers that include the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, where he was part of a project that won the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for gridlock at O'Hare airport. He worked alongside the Tribune reporting team that helped to expose widespread wrongful convictions of those on Death Row.
After leaving the Tribune to start his own storytelling company, Garcia was part of a team that won the highest award in advertising, the Titanium Lion at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. His award-winning advertising campaigns and corporate projects for brands include JPMorgan Chase, Abbott, Boost Mobile, Motorola Solutions, Canon USA, Target and Walgreens. His editorial clients have included ESPN, The New York Times, Newsweek, The New Republic, Huffington Post, and Fortune Magazine.
Having traveled to Cuba for twenty years as a Tribune foreign correspondent, New York Times Journeys tour leader and family member, he started a company last year called Cuba Workshops which brings creatives to the island on authorized trips to photograph hard-to-find areas and highly-curated situations not offered by other tours.