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Walter Gajewski

Walter Gajewski earned a Bachelor of Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo and accepted an artist-in-residence position with the Center for Creative and Performing Arts as a composer of electronic music. 


Walter moved to Long Beach, CA in 1977. It's the LBC that provides much of his photographic inspiration, whether he's capturing industrial sites like the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility, the Port of Long Beach, shore birds, street scenes, or the unique and colorful local architecture.


Walter has several images on permanent display at CSULB, and he has had major exhibits at El Camino College, Coffee Cup Cafe, Portfolio Coffeehouse, Blackbird Cafe, The Attic on Broadway, the Neutra Institute Museum of Silver Lake, Arroyo Arts Center, and Orange County Fine Arts/Showcase Gallery in Costa Mesa. His bird photos were selected for inclusion in exhibits of the Southern California Audubon Society, and at the Long Beach Port Authority.


For the past three years, Walter participated as one of the official photographers for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in Louisiana. Long Beach Gas and Oil featured a photo of his in their 2016 calendar, and “Sunset on Container Ship” won him a 2016 Sandy Award presented by the Long Beach Visitors and Convention Bureau.