Jeff at Sunset

Jeff at sunset

Million Student March

A protester is taken into custody along Fifth Avenue in Oakland during the Million Student March, a nationwide protest that took to the streets Thursday evening to demand tuition-free public universities, the cancelation of all student debt, and a $15 minimum wage for all campus workers.
A protester argues with a police officer along Fifth Avenue in Oakland during the Million Student March.

Strip District

Traffic moves along Penn Avenue through the Strip District as the sun sets on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.

Veterans Day Parade

An American Flag reflects in the windshield of a vehicle driven by Bill Mankey of the West View VFW Post 2754 during the Veteran's Day Parade, Downtown on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.
 Al Kose of Schuylkill Haven peers out of a hatch on a WWII Stuart Tank.
 Jack Stevenson, 7, of Baldwin watches the parade dressed in a Marine costume. 
 Michael Doerfler, 11, a 6th grader at West View Elementary stands with classmates.
 U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit of Pittsburgh's CDR Leon McClain, Jr., salutes as Taps is played.
Jack Skalos, 90, of West View, a veteran of the Navy who served during WWII rides in a vehicle.

Rooftop Sunsets

Rooftop sunsets with Steph

Laser Surgery

Linda Fahey, 65, of Cannonsburg had a procedure at Allegheny General Hospital that utilized the Visualase system, a minimally-invasive laser surgical technique to remove a brain tumor in October.

Reading in the Light

Natty Soltesz, 36, of East Liberty enjoys the sun as he reads while laying in the grass at Schenley Plaza on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2015.

Fall Float

The unseasonably warm weather made for a popular day on the water at North Park Lake as a man floats on his kayak on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2015.

Election Night

Superior Court Judge Christine Donohue celebrates election returns in her race for Supreme Court at a gathering at her Point Breeze home on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2015.


Bike Pittsburgh Executive Director Scott Bricker, (second from right) joins others at a vigil at the intersection near where Carol Christine Williamson and Henry "Hank" Walker were killed Monday in crash involving a Port Authority Bus and an SUV on the border of Oakland and the Hill District.  Bike Pittsburgh held the rally at Aliquippa Street and Centre Avenue on Thursday evening, October 29, 2015.


Raindrops reflect the PGH Sports sign along Penn Avenue in the Strip District on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. (Note: the image has been rotated 180 degrees)

Fatal Accident

A woman is comforted at the scene of a fatal accident involving a Port Authority Bus at the intersection of Allequippa Street and University Drive in the Hill District on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.

Oath of Allegiance

Utyondukaa Ikper of Nigeria takes the Oath of Allegiance to become a citizen of the United States during a naturalization ceremony at Schenley Plaza on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.

NSA Director

Admiral Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency (NSA), addresses Univ. of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs students, faculty, staff and others at Wesley W. Posvar Hall on the University of Pittsburgh campus on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.

Norah Jones

Norah Jones performs to a sold-out Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland on Oct. 21, 2015.

Asian Beetle

An Asian beetle sits on a leaf on Oct. 21, 2015.

Indigenous People Day

Vanessa German of Homewood, center, joins a march celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day in Oakland on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. 
Kyle Steinkopf, 22, of Mt. Washington burns white sage as he joins the march.
Rhianna Powell, 23, of the South Side, holds a sign during the rally at the statue of Christopher Columbus in Schenley Park.
Johnny Creed Coe, a Native American and traditional sun dancer, burns sage during the rally at the statue.
Johnny Creed Coe burns sage.
Jayne May-Stim, 19, of Greenfield reacts to a speaker at a rally for Indigenous Peoples Day at the statue of Christopher Columbus in Schenley Park on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. The rally called attention to "Indigenous Peoples Day," a day many mark to honor the culture and history of Indigenous people rather than Columbus.

McKeesport, PA

Some images I made while spending a couple of days on assignment in McKeesport, PA.

Break Time

Anton Rumph, takes a break from his job at Stack'd Burgers & Beer in Oakland, to sit outside in the cool evening air on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.

Paid Sick Days

Hannah Vantassel, 19, of the North Side holds a sign at a press conference to announce that there are 90 days until the implementation of the Paid Sick Days Act in Market Square, Downtown on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. On January 11, 2016, all workers in Pittsburgh will have the right to earn paid sick time.

Bob Schneider

Bob Schneider performs at Mr. Smalls in Millvale.


Michael silhouetted by the light at the Bob Schneider show at Mr. Smalls. 


The Pittsburgh Zoo's giraffe 'Lewis.'

Window Painting

Artist Ted Penovich of Wexford paints the window of Mon Aimee Chocolat in the Strip District on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.


Lexi sits in a chair in front of Home of Hydroponics of Pittsburgh in the Strip District on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.

Moving Tribute

Amber and Dave Campbell stand with their daughters, Marisa, 10, (second from left) and Gracie, 4, (second from right) as they gather with friends and family in front of Bauerstown Volunteer Fire Department to release balloons after the funeral of their daughter, Ava, 6, who died early Sunday, hours after being struck by a suspected drunk driver as she left a play date in Shaler. Police charged Travis Richard Grayson, 20, of Millvale with homicide and aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence, involuntary manslaughter and other counts.

House Show

Chet Vincent, right, and Daniel Dickison, left, perform at a house show at Frederick Arnold's Lawrenceville home on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Waiting Viking

Wesley Canfield, 21, of Stanton Heights, waits for a bus along Liberty Avenue as he wears his viking helmet Downtown on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Canfield enjoys metal work for a hobby.

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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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