Walter Choroszewski has been a leading advocate of Jersey pride since 1980 when he was commissioned to photograph the state for a book project. NEW JERSEY A Scenic Discovery, which launched his photographic career and link to the Garden State.
He has since published 18 photographic books; his most recent title, Hunterdon In My Heart, celebrated Hunterdon’s tercentenary in 2014. Choroszewski’s book, NEW JERSEY A Photographic Celebration, was selected for the Official NJ350th 101 GREAT NEW JERSEY BOOK LIST under art and poetry.
Choroszewski’s photographs were the inspiration for creating the iconic state tourism campaign: "NEW JERSEY & You: Perfect Together!" Walter was the primary photographer of the campaign through the 1980s and 90s and was awarded the first New Jersey Photo Journalism Award by Governor Thomas Kean in 1989.
In addition to state tourism, Choroszewski’s photographs of New Jersey were widely published in calendars, magazines and textbooks. His fine art prints and murals of New Jersey are found in corporations, hospitals in many private collections.
For over thirty years Walter has also promoted New Jersey through public speaking and popular school programs. “NEW JERSEY Celebrate Your State” and “Timeline New Jersey” received an Award of Recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission in 2011.
Walter maintains an active lecture schedule with over 230 annual presentations to schools, libraries and organizations.