Janson Sauer, 9, top, swims towards the ladder at the South Park Wave Pool on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Despite the high temperature and humidity, the wave pool was not as crowded as it usually is on weekends. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
My name is Emily Harger, I am currently a junior at Ohio University studying photojournalism and am a photo editor at The Post this coming year.
This summer, I’m going back to my roots and spending the summer in my hometown city interning at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. At first I was hesitant to head home for another summer. However, after finding a place to live actually in the city as opposed to my small town of Monongahela an hour or so south, everyday feels new and exciting. Spending what will probably be one of my last summers in Pittsburgh has allowed me to grow so much pride in this city, its people, and its culture. I am so excited to be photographing here for the next three months and exploring the hills that I’ve known and loved for 19 years.
Here are some of my favorite images I’ve made so far this summer on assignment for the Tribune-Review.
Eric Lee, landlord of the building that holds Allendale Market where a fatal shooting took place the day before, hugs his mother Nadine Spradley outside of the market in Sheradon, Pennsylvania on May 19, 2014. Darryl Terry, the owner of Allendale Market, was fatally shot yesterday in his store. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Patrons of the Three Rivers Arts Festival congregate around the Point State Park fountain after Jeff Tweedy finished his set Friday evening, June 6, 2014. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Dave Kerr has been a resident of Neville Township all of his life and is currently a member of the Community Advisory Panel for the Shenango Incorporated coke plant located on Neville Island, whose intention is to involve the community in the plant. The Community Advisory Panel meeting on June 2, 2014 included an informational meeting about the plant’s coke making process as well as a guided bus tour of the plant. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Members of the rifle squad wait at parade rest before firing the salute at the Memorial Day ceremony aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
A young girl looks over the edge of the water at Edith AbeytaÕs art piece entitled “o:ne:ka” underneath the Point State Park bridge at the Three Rivers Arts Festival on Sunday, June 8, 2014. The art piece consists of t-shirts and water to make a statement about the amount of water that goes into making one cotton t-shirt: 700 gallons. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Sophia Feng, 6, puts on a mask to play dress up at the Saltworks Young Actors Studio booth at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s 14th Annual Summer Reading Extravaganza on Sunday, June 8, 2014. The festival intended to bring light to the library’s Summer Reading Program, which started on Sunday. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Mark Pollini of FlySpace Productions, the operations and production management company for the Three Rivers Arts Festival, puts up the first installation of Alexandre Arrechea’s piece “No Limits”, which features various buildings of New York City, including the Court House, which stands downtown outside of the Gateway Center. “No Limits” will be featured in multiple locations downtown for the Three Rivers Arts Festival which begins this Friday, June 6, 2014. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
A member of Breakatronz, a dance crew from New York City, performs during the Three Rivers Arts Festival at Gateway Center on Saturday, June 7, 2014. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Juniors of the Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School Instrumental Department celebrate after junior Marcus Kernan hit a home run during their annual softball tournament in West Park on the North Side on Monday, June 2, 2014. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Becky Yhap and her daughter, Angela Yhap, dance during the performance of Machete Kisumontao, a seven-piece Puerto Rican music band, on the Stanwix Stage at the Three Rivers Arts Festival on Sunday, June 8, 2014. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Samuel McKeown, middle, plays Taps on the bugle as Ron Luniewski, left, and John Stack, right, salute to the crowd during the Memorial Day service aboard the USS Requin along the Ohio River on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Sophia Z. Lariviere, 3, and her mother Xiaoying Zhang watch the black trout swim through the new 500-gallon fish tanks, a $30,000 renovation at Wholey’s on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Wholey’s held a “Count the Trout” event asking families to donate one dollar to The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh to guess how many trout were in the tank in hopes to win a gift card to Wholey’s. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
George Balderose poses for a portrait outside of his home on the North Side on Friday, June 6, 2014. Balderose, who has been playing the bagpipes for 40 years and is the director of the Balmoral School of Piping, played a concert Friday evening in Gibsonia with his fellow musician Richard Hughes, who both belong to the group Road to the Isle. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Participants in Animal Friend’s annual Mutt Strut dog walk enjoy the afternoon walking through South Park on Sunday morning, June 1, 2014. The Mutt Strut, a fundraiser for Animal Friends rescue shelter located in Ohio Township, drew in approximately 200 participants Sunday morning. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
Kayakers paddle through the tunnel at North Park Lake on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Kayak Pittsburgh, located along North Park Lake, opened for the season on May 24, 2014 for Memorial Day weekend. (EMILY HARGER | PHOTO EDITOR)
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