Photographer's Journal

Return to the Steel Towns

Pete Marovich continues work on Searching for Dream Street
BY Pete Marovich

A woman walks across an old steel pedestrian bridge in Hazelwood, Pa. The bridge has been used for decades to cross over the railroad tracks that was built by B. F. Jones, of the Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad and later of Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. Jones built the rail line with respect to the resident’s concerns of maintaining the river’s aesthetic value. The railroad would later split Hazelwood into two sections, coining the local term ‘below the tracks’

Photographer's Journal

Uninsured in Rural America

As Politicians Argue About Healthcare – Appalachia Suffers
BY Justin Merriman

Justin Merriman is in Wise, Va., a small town, of around 3,000 people in the historic coalfields of Virginia, covering the Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM). RAM is a non-profit organization, delivering healthcare to impoverished, isolated and underserved people.

Press Release

American Reportage Prints

Print Sales Help Support the American Storytelling Grant
BY Pete Marovich

American Reportage is proud to offer prints of selected work from our member photographers with all profits from the sales benefiting the American Reportage Storytelling Grant fund.

Press Release

American Reportage Launched

Six Visual Journalists Form American Reportage
BY Pete Marovich

Dedicated to storytelling that is important and critical to the country, American Reportage members produce in-depth stories that amplify the voices of people and communities that may otherwise go unheard.

Photographer's Journal

Memories of West Aliquippa

A Lifetime Resident Talks about the Past and Present
BY Pete Marovich

George “Blackie” Miller talks about the old days in West Aliquippa. Miller, who changed his last name from Dokmanovich years ago, was born in West Aliquippa and lived there all of his life. He has seen the town go from boom to bust along with the steel industry.

Photographer's Journal

This is what happened

The Mayor of Monessen Fights His Town’s Decay
BY Pete Marovich

The Monessen mayor says he is tired of the federal government sending aid to other countries while communities in the United States continue to suffer.