PirateFest




TOP: Former Pittsburgh Pirate Al Oliver signs a baseball for J.C. Schmidt, 8, of Elizabeth as his father, Charles, watches on at PirateFest on Saturday afternoon at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. MIDDLE: Jacob Booth, 24, of Toronto, OH., plays Minute to Win It at PirateFest.BOTTOM: Alex Angevine, 10, of Moon and his sister, Izabella, 9, try their hand at broadcasting at PirateFest.

Steeler Rally



TOP: Pittsburgh Steeler Brett Keisel shows off his t-shirt to fans at Heinz Field on Friday night during a pep rally for the Steelers before heading to Dallas for the Super Bowl. BOTTOM: Pittsburgh Steeler LaMarr Woodley greets fans at Heinz Field.

Steeler Babies


Aptly named, Frank Harris, one of seven newborn babies, sporting the black & gold and covered in Terrible Towels, lie in the maternity ward of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Oakland on Friday afternoon, January 28, 2011.

Steelers in Ice


Mike Gladkowski, 45, of Export adds some touch-up paint to a snow sculpture of Troy Polamalu at Boyce Park on Wednesday afternoon, January 26, 2011.

Seattle








Here are a few images I made while walking through Seattle today.

Seattle Skyline


A panoramic photo of the Seattle skyline taken from the Space Needle and made by stitching together 8 separate images.

My Grandparents


These are photos of my grandfather and grandmother taken on a medium format camera a few years ago.

Pittsburgh



This is a composite image with 8 separate photos that create this panorama of Pittsburgh's skyline as the Winter Classic gets underway at Heinz Field on Saturday, January 1, 2011.

Winter Classic



Fireworks light up the sky above Heinz Field in Pittsburgh as the Winter Classic between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals gets underway on Saturday evening, January 1, 2011.

New Years Baby


Dayna Pasquarelli, 40, of Peters Township holds her newborn twins, two first babies of 2011 in Pittsburgh, Mateo Domenico (left) and Natalia Ami (right). Her husband, Piero, 34, holds a photo of their other child Enzo, 2, as they sit in Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC on Saturday, January 1, 2011. Mateo was born at 12:44am and Natalia was born at 12:47am.

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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, and in 2013, traveled to Egypt to cover the anniversary of the revolution and to Rome to document the conclave that elected Pope Francis. Merriman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg in 2000 with a degree in English Writing. In 2009, the university awarded him its prestigious Alumnus of Distinction award. Merriman lives in Oakmont with his fiancĂ©, Stephanie Strasburg.

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