Nicholas Chambers

Nicholas Chambers, the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum, poses for a portrait in the museum on Thursday, May 31, 2012.

Michael Franti

Michael Franti performs for a group of children at the Carnegie Library of Homestead on Tuesday evening, May 29, 2012.

Michael Franti

International music sensation and children's book author, Michael Franti reads to children from his book, "Where in the World is Away?" at the Carnegie Library of Homestead on Tuesday evening, May 29, 2012.

Lima, Ohio

Russ Clewley, 57, president of the United Auto Workers Local 2075, has worked in the Lima, Ohio factory producing the Abrams tank since the year it entered service-1980. Now, Clewley is concerned about possible cuts in the factory's workforce.

Snarky Puppy

Members of the band, Snarky Puppy, perform at the Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville on May 21, 2012.

Thunderbird Cafe

A man sits in Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville in the red glow of a neon sign.


People are reflected in glass at Children's Hospital in Lawrenceville.

Childrens Hospital

Garrison Davis, 10, right, gets a helping hand from Matthew Brooks a Child Life Assistant at Children's Hospital as they play one of the games at a newly dedicated virtual playground on Monday afternoon, afternoon, May 21, 2012.


People are reflected in a window Downtown, Pittsburgh.

Tractor Pull

Future Astronaut

Sara Lee, 16, of Charlotte, NC, is competing at the international science fair at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Lee's project is related to astrophysics and she may be interested in working for NASA someday.

Bhutanese Refugees

Bhutanese refugees, Buddha Maya Guragai, 35, waits with her children, Suresh, 13, and Simenth, 3, at the Squirrel Hill Health Center on Wednesday afternoon, May 16, 2012.


Stephen Repasky, EAS Master Beekeeper and Burgh Bees Vice Pres. and Apiary Director, works at his Plum apiary in May.


Austin Rath, 6, of Renfrew is missing 90% of his intestines and is unable to eat or drink things that most children do. He hopes for a transplant one day so that he can be free of his IV which he uses for 17 hours each day. Though it barely interferes as he sits in his bedroom reading the bible to his brother, Chase, 3, on Monday afternoon, May 14, 2012.

Costa Rica - Flora & Fauna

A few photos of some of the flora and fauna in Costa Rica.

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Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Justin Merriman, an award-winning photojournalist 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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