Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountains


T h e P h o t o g r a p h e r

Walter Gajewski

Walter Gajewski is a Long Beach artist, who has held various positions at CSU Long Beach for over 30 years, most recently serving as Multimedia Coordinator. Originally from the East Coast, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

After Graduation, Walter accepted an artist-in-residence position with the Center for Creative and Performing Arts in Buffalo as a composer of electronic music. One of the highlights of that residency was a performance of his composition at the Akademie der Kunst in Berlin, Germany.

Walter moved to Long Beach after the infamous Buffalo blizzard of '77 and enjoys traveling worldwide with camera in hand. Long Beach also provides him with much of his photographic inspiration, whether marinas, oil islands, shore birds, street scenes, garden insects, Southeast Resource Recovery Facility, or the unique and colorful 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, Rod Briggs  Memorial Gallery, and the Orange County Fine Arts/Showcase Gallery in Costa Mesa. His bird photos were selected for inclusion in an exhibit of the Southern California Audubon Society; he had another photo exhibited at the new office building of the Long Beach Port Authority.

For two consecutive 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 his photo in their 2016 calendar, and his "Sunset on Container Ship" won him a 2016 Sandy Award presented by the Long Beach Visitors and Convention Bureau.