A Solitary Walk

A person walks beneath the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown on Tuesday, September 9, 2014.

Rudy Giuliani

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks at a lunch during a natural gas drilling conference at the Omni William Penn, Downtown on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

Trying to Save a Friend

Gregg Roman, 29, of Swissvale, a college friend of Steven Sotloff, worked to remove personal information about Sotloff being Jewish and an Israeli citizen from the internet while he was held captive by ISIS. To read more about Roman and his friendship with Sotloff visit the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Protest for Higher Wages

 Demonstrators are arrested along Penn Avenue in Wilkinsburg on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2014 after blocking traffic during a protest. Over 100 fast food workers marched through Wilkinsburg to the McDonalds along Penn Avenue to protest wages, demanding $15 an hour and the right to form unions.

Slim Forsythe

Slim Forsythe, 58, is photographed at Nieds Hotel, where he lives and performs, in Lawrenceville on Wednesday evening, Sept. 2, 2014.  Forsythe who works in the city's budget office has lived a colorful life, having worked as a lawyer, a self-published author, a volunteer at Mother Teresa's House of the Dying in Calcutta, an anti-nuke protester, a school bus driver, and many other endeavors.  On Aug. 29 Forsythe was inducted into the America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Iowa. To read more about Forsythe visit the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.


Thommy Conroy, 34, of Bloomfield, is seen through a window of Colangelo's on 21st Street in the Strip District on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

Tony Hawk

Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and his Birdhouse Skateboards Team visited Pitcher Park Memorial Skatepark in Carnegie on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.  The team visited the world-class skatepark as part of a pre-opening performance at the conclusion of their Midwest Birdhouse on the Road Tour.  The 17,000-square-foot skatepark is named in memory of Vincent and Stephen Pitcher, avid skateboarders, who drowned on a camping trip in 2008.

Corbin & Hanner

Pittsburgh country-rock musicians, Bob Corbin, left, and Dave Hanner, right, of the Corbin-Hanner Band, photographed in Hanner's son, Jake's studio in Richland Township on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. Corbin and Hanner wrote hits for some of the biggest stars in music, including Kenny Rogers, Alabama, Hank Williams Jr., and the Oak Ridge Boys.

Genetically Modified Soy

Mike Reskovac stands in his field of genetically modified soy in Uniontown on Monday, August 11, 2014.

Simone Biles

Simone Biles, the 2013 World Champion, competes on the balance beam at the Senior Women’s Preliminaries at the P&G Gymnastics Championships on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at Consol Energy Center.


A few of my frames from the 55th Annual North Washington Rodeo in Petrolia, PA on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 .

Michael Brown Vigil

 Julia Johnson, 22, of the South Side stands along Grant Street during a rally against police violence at the City County Building, Downtown on Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014.
 Raymond Robinson, 39, of Brentwood, holds a sign as he joins the demonstration against police violence.
Vee King, 28, of Penn Hills holds a candle during the vigil. 

Foggy Morning

The city skyline in enveloped in fog below Mt. Washington on Monday morning, August 4, 2014.

Morning Dew

Water droplets hang on a spiderweb in the West End on a foggy Monday morning, August 4, 2014.

UPMC Protest

 Terry Kennedy of Sq. Hill joins in a protest against UPMC, calling for good jobs with a union for all service workers, Downtown on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.  The protestors began with a rally in Mellon Square Park then marched to UPMC's headquarters where around 30 demonstrators were arrested by police.
 Lucille Prater-Holliday of Homewood listens on during a protest against UPMC.
 Erin Kramer of Sq. Hill, right, chants during the protest. 
 Pittsburgh Police Commander Scott Schubert informs demonstrators blocking Grant Street that they will be arrested if they don't move.
Demonstrators are arrested along Grant Street. 

Northview Heights Shooting

Two girls react at the scene of a fatal shooting along Penfort Street inside the Northview Heights housing complex on Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014.  The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the man who died as Eugene T. David Jr., 19, of Braddock. Family at the scene said David also rapped under the name “Booga-C.”

Week of Hope

Kamerin Bonney, 15, of Pasadena, MD volunteers as part of Week of Hope at Burning Bush House of Prayer on the South Side on Thursday, July 30, 2014.

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Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Justin Merriman, an award-winning photojournalist with the Tribune-Review, has spent more than a decade traveling the world to cover politics, wars, natural disasters and civil unrest. His work has appeared in leading national and international publications and he has received numerous top journalism awards. After covering the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks – including the crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville – Merriman committed to chronicling the U.S. military and its War on Terror. He has followed this story across the US and into the war zones of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. He also has covered life in Fidel Castro’s Cuba in 2002, India’s efforts to eradicate polio, the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cuba in 2012, the 2013 conclave and election of Pope Francis in Rome, the second anniversary of Egypt's revolution and subsequent unrest, and most recently, Russia's invasion of Crimea and the international crisis that unfolded in Ukraine. Merriman lives in Oakmont with his fiancĂ©, Stephanie Strasburg.

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