Bassist and rascal Mike Merriman at home in Greensburg, Pa.
Dancer, choreographer, and artistic director Alexandra Bodnarchuk sits for a portrait in between rehearsals for ‘Something Pretty’ at Pittsburgh’s Alloy Studios on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. Bodnarchuk, who has been dancing since she was two and struggled with an eating disorder after injuring her knee, created the show to interpret the mental and emotional struggle that people with eating disorders are faced with on a daily basis.
Artist Sigh Melting Star reflected in one of his pieces at his studio in Pittsburgh.
Kim Bowles at her Pittsburgh, Pa. home in July 2018.
Jackie Stock, 33, sits for a portrait in her living room as her Hazelwood street street is reflected in her screen door on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Stock, a housekeeper at Mercy’s environmental services, says she doesn’t have enough money once she pays for food, rent, bills, and transportation to afford a rent increase if Amazon’s new HQ2 were to drive up rental prices in the neighborhood.
“The big thing is sports, to stay out of trouble,” says Shabazz Washington, second from left, 17, of Duquesne. He poses for a portrait with people he was playing a pickup basketball game with at an outdoor basketball court in Duquesne, PA. From left to right are Pierce Pitts, 16, Shabazz Washington, 17, Taizjon Brown, 16, Tyrique Thompson, 17, Floyd Brown, 17, Jayme Brown, 16, and Zion Fogle, 15. All were living in Duquesne except for Jayme Brown, who at the time of the photo was living in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood.
Pittsburgh art collector Evan Mirapaul, of Troy Hill, poses for a portrait inside “La Hütte Royal” on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill. Mirapaul purchased the vacant house from the City of Pittsburgh for $9,000 in 2011 and invited German artist Thorsten Brinkmann to re-imagine the space, using many materials found in the house and the neighborhood together to create several stories of installation art that come together as one.
“It’s not that we support Trump,” said Ed Palmer, a 51-year-old machinist, “It’s that we don’t support Hillary.” Palmer, of Latrobe, sits for a portrait at the Elliott Co. turbine plant on Monday, July 25, 2016, in Jeannette, Pa.
Khadija-Awa Diop, 20, of Oakland, takes Beyonce’s “Queen Bee” status to heart as she stands for a portrait outside of the music star’s concert along the North Shore on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, in Pittsburgh. Diop, a intern for NextGen Climate PA, was registering people to vote with the organization’s free “Lemonade” stand, a play on the artist’s new video album of the same name.
Hill District-native and up and hip-hop artist Jimmy Wopo at Social Status on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in downtown Pittsburgh. Wopo, a ris­ing star in the mu­sic world who was about to sign a con­tract that would have taken him out of Pitts­burgh, was fatally shot in the city’s Hill Dis­trict neigh­bor­hood that he of­ten rapped about.
Afghanistan War veteran Nick Grimes with his collection of guns on Dec. 21, 2018, in his Oakmont, Pa. home.
Longtime University of Pittsburgh English professor and writer Chuck Kinder poses for a portrait in his Squirrel Hill home on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Pittsburgh.
Wilkinsburg High School graduating seniors Caja Stolich, left, and her boyfriend Stephon Byrd, 18, pose for a portrait outside of Byrd’s home in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pa. before heading to the school’s last prom on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Both planned on going to Alabama State University in the fall.
Navy veteran Peter Ulishney, 67, of Unity Township, Pa. stands for a portrait during his stop at the “Trump House” to pick up Donald Trump campaign materials on Monday, July 25, 2016, in Youngstown, Pa. “The government needs to be run like a business,” said Ulishney of his support for Donald Trump.
The McKeesport Black Berets wait for their turn to march in the Canonsburg Fourth of July Parade as a bus of students pass behind them on July 4, 2015, in Canonsburg, Penn.
Alicia Airs, 40, a long-time sufferer of Rheumatoid Arthritis, poses for portraits at her house on Friday, May 26, 2017 in Youngstown, Ohio. Airs had an adverse reaction to the new RA drug Actemra she is trying to manage her symptoms, which caused her heart to race and other side effects.
Richard Brannigan, 46, poses for a portrait on his self-constructed bike in Market Square on July 15, 2016, in downtown Pittsburgh.
Noreen Dornenburg, sitting left, and her sister, Mary, pose for a portrait in their late mother’s bedroom in the home they now share on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Pittsburgh. The two sisters, who did not get along as children and barely kept in touch as adults, ended up buying a house together to take care of their mother in her final years.
Detective Jack Mook, center, with the two boys he plans to adopt, Josh Mook, left, 15, and Jessee Mook, 11, at Steel City Boxing on June 11, 2014, in Pittsburgh’s Spring Hill neighborhood. The two brothers have been living with Mook, who they call “Coach”, since February of 2013 after meeting at Steel City Boxing where Detective Mook volunteers to train neighborhood youth.
Deng Kur, also known by his Christian name Paul Kur, 32, of Castle Shannon, stands for a portrait in Point State Park on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Pittsburgh. Kur, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, holds Point State Park as one of his favorite places for walks, but one he avoids on July 4th because the fireworks make him think of the war in his homeland.