Total Lunar Eclipse

Total Lunar Eclipse

This is the lunar eclipse of October 8, 2014. We see it here over the marina at Long Beach, California.

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. It is Long Beach that provides him with 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, 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 new office building of 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.