Salvatore Vasapolli

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Salvatore Vasapolli
Born Salvatore Joseph Vaspol
(1955-05-30)May 30, 1955
Hackensack, New Jersey,
United States
Nationality American
Education grammar school, High School, College
Occupation Photographer, musician and conservationist
Spouse(s) Diana Raimondo Divorced 1988
Children none
Parent(s) Salvatore Vaspol and Angelina Marchese

Salvatore Marchese-Vasapolli (born May 30, 1955) is a nationally acclaimed artist[1] best known for his art photographic prints of the American landscape.

Vasapolli photographed the large format photographic book, Montana with text written by Montana's ex-congressman, John Patrick Williams, published by Graphic Arts Center, Portland, Oregon. The book depicts the state's people, natural, historical and city landscapes. The book won both the 2004 North American and World SAPPI publishing Gold Awards. In 2008, his second book, Montana: Portrait of a State, was released. Vasapolli also produces several state and national park calendars on subjects such as Montana, New Jersey, and Yellowstone National Park. His photographs hang or have been hung in private collections, corporations, galleries and museums coast to coast.[2] Mr. Vasapolli has also receive 7 ADDY awards advertising's highest honor. In 2008 and 2009, over 23,000 people viewed his exhibition "Northern Rockies: The Introspective Landscape" at the Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Mt.[3]


Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, Vasapolli first learned to develop and print black and white photographs at the age of 8 at the Boys Club of Garfield, New Jersey.[4] Montana He began playing the drums at the age of nine. He has performed with the Garfield Cadets and Muchachos Drum and Bugle Corps in 1965-1971. Played with several rock and roll, jazz bands and symphonic orchestra's throughout NJ including the Billings Symphony in Montana.


Self-taught in photographer, Vasapolli received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Music (percussion) and Arts (history) from William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey in 1983, after matriculating from County College of Morris.[5]


Vasapolli became a professional photographer drawing greatly upon his college degree in the arts. First concentrating on the natural wonders of Yellowstone Park and Montana, then covering much of the United States, he quickly became a supplier of Stock Photograph for many major publishers, including covers for National Geographic,[6] Backpacker Magazine, Adventure West, Architectural Digest, Audubon, Ski, Bike, Forbes, Skiing, Powder, Photo Techniques, New York Times, MacMillan, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Workman, Nature Conservancy, Sierra, National Wildlife Federation, and many others.[7] He is a regular contributor to Outdoor Photographer. His prints are highly acclaimed for their high perspective foreground detail. His solo exhibition "Northern Rockies: The Introspective Landscape" at the Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana October 11, 2008- February 4, 2009 received wide acclaim for its unique compositions and light. His corporate sponsors have included, Epson USA, Outdoor Photographer, Moab Paper and Halter Ranch Winery. Vasapolli operates photographic workshops around the country, including Acadia NP, Arches NP, Canyonlands, Yellowstone NP, Delaware Water Gap NRA, and Glacier NP.

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Photographic books[edit]

  • Montana, 2004. Graphic Arts Center, ISBN 978-1-55868-696-0
  • Montana: Portrait of a State, 2008 Graphic Arts Center, ISBN 978-0-88240-753-1
  • Yellowstone: the introspective landscape, 2010 Vas Apollo Publishing [4]
  • Yellowstone Vol. 1, 2010 Vas Apollo Publishing [5]



  • Sussex County Arts Heritage Council, Newton, NJ October 10, 2009 [7]
  • Museum Of The Rockies, Bozeman, Mt October 10, 2008- February 4, 2009 [8]
  • Salvatore Vasapolli Gallery, 2005- Bozeman, Montana 2005 [9]
  • Emerson Cultural Center, Bozeman Montana- 2004 [10]
  • Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls Montana- 2003
  • Yellowstone Reflections Gallery, Livingston Montana 2003 [11]
  • Montana Trails, Bozeman, Montana 1998
  • Toucan Gallery, Billings, Montana 1996
  • Danforth Gallery, Livingston Montana 1995



  1. ^ Outdoor Photographer
  2. ^ New Jersey Herald, "[1]", New Jersey Herald, October 24, 2009. Accessed 2 December 2010.
  3. ^ Gail Schontzler, "Out on a limb to photograph Rockies", Bozeman Daily Chronicle, October 8, 2008. Accessed 21 November 2010.
  4. ^ Montana, 2004. Graphic Arts Center, ISBN 978-1-55868-696-0
  5. ^ Pioneer Pride Alumni Magazine, Summer 2009
  6. ^ Brower, Kenneth. American Legacy: Our National Forests. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society 1997. ISBN 978-0-7922-4230-7
  7. ^ [2]

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