BIOGRAPHY

Internationally renowned photographer and platinum printer Salvatore Lopes has exhibited in the United States and abroad. He has nearly 250 images in museum collections including: the Art Institute of Chicago, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Chrysler Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Musée de L’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland.

He has had more than 25 exhibitions at venues including: The International Center of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Chrysler Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Williams College Museum of Art, and The Jepson Center at the Telfair Museum in Savannah.

His photographs have appeared in publications ranging from Newsweek and National Geographic to French PHOTO, Black & White Magazine and Shutterbug. Larger bodies of work have been published in the books The Wall: Images and Offerings from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, published by Harper/Collins, and Living with AIDS: A Photographic Journal, published by Little Brown.

Noted photographers, museums, and galleries, have trusted Mr. Lopes with their platinum and silver printing projects. These clients include: Horst P. Horst, Herb Ritts, Mary Ellen Mark, Edward Weston Estate, Paul Strand Estate, Aperture, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ruth Bernhard, Robert Rauschenberg, Phil Trager, Keith Carter, Judy Dater, George Platt Lynes, Peter Lindbergh, Anderson and Low, Carrie Mae Weems, and many others.

In 2013, the University of Hartford selected Salvatore Lopes as an Anchor Award recipient. The Anchor Award, the most prestigious award presented by the University of Hartford Alumni Association, recognizes alumni who have reached the highest level of professional accomplishment and possess absolute standards of integrity and character that positively reflect and enhance the prestige of the university.

The Water Lines book project is a collaboration between Salvatore Lopes and painter and writer Christine Arveil.

GALLERIES

Staley/Wise Gallery
560 Broadway
New York, NY 10012
USA

Laney Contemporary
1810 Mills B Lane Blvd, Fl. 2
Savannah, GA 31405
USA

IN THE COLLECTIONS OF . . .

  • One Archive, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Jepson Center at the Telfair Museum, Savannah GA ”WaterWork”
  • Hagedorn Gallery, Atlanta GA
  • Coburn Art Gallery Ashland, Ashland OH
  • Jack Leigh Gallery, Savannah GA
  • Hunter/Fox Gallery, New York NY
  • Reiss-Engelhorn Museen, Mannheim, Germany
  • Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, “World Trade Center” (group show)
  • Danforth Museum of Art, Framinham MA
  • Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, “Horse Attitudes: “Examining the Equine”
  • Williams Colege Art Museum, Williamstown MA
  • Westtown School, Westtown PA
  • The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk VA
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport RI
  • Waterworks Museum, SC
  • International Center of Photography, Vietnam Memorial (solo show)
  • Newport Art Museum, Newport RI
  • Veterans Museum and Memorial Park, Tampa FL
  • Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada CO
  • International Center of Photography, New York NY, “The Indomitable Spirit” (AIDS)
  • Aspen Art Museum, Aspen CO
  • The Portrait in America, Chrysler Museum, 1990 (group show)
  • Kentucky Derby Museum
  • Union Station, Washington D.C.
  • Grove Gallery, University of California San Diego, San Diego CA
  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA
  • Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State, TN
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
  • The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk VA
  • Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
  • Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield MA
  • Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT

PAST EXHIBITIONS

  • Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Lehigh University Art Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
  • Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany
  • Musee de L’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco CA
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
  • The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk VA
  • Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA
  • Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT

BOOKS BY SALVATORE LOPES

THE WALL: IMAGES AND OFFERINGS FROM THE VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL

The Wall: Images and Offerings from the Vietnam Veterans MemorialCollins Publishers, 1987, Out of print, limited availability

From Publishers Weekly: “This volume, to be published on the fifth anniversary of the dedication of the national shrine, includes photographs by freelance photographer Lopes and 16 other photojournalists, and excerpts of letters placed at the wailing wall by families, friends and war buddies of the dead and missing whose names are engraved there “the mystery of death writ in stone 58,132 times.” This American family album is deeply moving in its simplicity: “Damn you, brother why didn’t you come back? … I still love you, and I’d love you if you came back in one piece, or your arms or legs or mind gone.” Among the 75 poignant color and black-and-white pictures photographed with respect, a child is lifted by a veteran to plant a kiss on a name; flowers, teddy bears, flags and uniforms grace the polished black granite. In his introduction, Vietnam veteran and freelance writer Norman discusses the controversy over the Wall’s design and mourns a friend who substituted for him on patrol: “He may have died for his country or for his God or for nothing at all. For a long time, I thought he died for me.”

LIVING WITH AIDS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL

Living with AIDS: A Photographic JournalLittle Brown & Company, 1994, out of print

An unblinking look at the dignity and hardship of those valiantly living with AIDS, and the people in their lives.

From “Library Journal”: “Sal Lopes has compiled three separate essays. Analagous to his earlier collection on the Vietnam Memorial, his first collection here captures the emotional responses of visitors to the AIDS quilt. His next group offers dual protraits of PWAs and their volunteer caregivers, called “buddies.” The third collection offers candid and posed pictures of John and Sharon Boyce and their adopted HIV-positve children.”

From “Ingram”: “In the first book to look at the daily courage and humanity of people afflicted with AIDS, Lopes offers a vital message of encouragement, strength, and, most of all, hope. Introduction by Vicki Goldberg (The Power of Photography).”

To purchase a copy: The book copies for sale through Sal have been autographed by him, and are available while supplies last. If you wish to purchase a copy, please contact Sal directly.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS THAT HAVE INCLUDED WORK FROM SALVATORE LOPES

Books

  • Who’s Who in Visual Art, 100 Photographers, 2011-2012
  • Horse, Kelly Klein, Rizzoli, 2008
  • Living with AIDS: A Photographic Journal, Bulfinch/Little Brown, 1994
  • The Wall: Images and Offerings from the Vietnam Memorial, Collins, 1987
  • Photography Speaks, Vol. 1 & 2, Brooks Johnson, Aperture
  • Pandemic: Facing AIDS, 2003, Umbrage Editions
  • Icarus, 1993
  • The Portrait in America, Brooks Jounson, Chrysler Museum, 1990
  • The Vietnam Experience, Time-Life Books, Boston Publishing, 1990
  • Time-Life Photography Yearbook, Time-Life Books, 1980

Magazines

  • Focus Magazine
  • Shutterbug Magazine
  • Black & White Magazine
  • Photo District News
  • National Geographic
  • PhotoPro Magazine
  • People Magazine
  • German Geo
  • Newsweek
  • French PHOTO

Newspapers

  • New York Times
  • New York Times Book Review
  • Washington Post
  • Detroit news
  • The Boston Globe
  • Providence Journal
  • Buffalo News (Sunday Magazine)
  • Kansas City Star (Sunday Magazine)

PLATINUM & SILVER PRINTING

Salvatore Lopes is renowned for the platinum and silver printing he has done for clients.

LEARN MORE

WATER LINES PROJECT

The Water Lines book project is a collaboration between Salvatore Lopes and painter and writer Christine Arveil.

LEARN MORE