Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Justin Merriman, an award-winning freelance 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, Russia's invasion of Crimea and the international crisis that unfolded in Ukraine, and most recently, traveled the U.S. border with Mexico documenting issues on immigration.
Merriman's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, American Profile Magazine, Time, USA Today, Sports Illustrated and publications across the globe. He has been recognized with numerous regional, national and international awards from organizations including: the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society for News Design, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, the Northern Short Course, the Southern Short Course, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Military Reporters and Editors Association, and the Western Pennsylvania Press Club. He was awarded Photographer of the Year by the News Photographer Association of Greater Pittsburgh four times.
You can view more of his images at www.justinmerriman.com
2016 - Distinguished Visual Award, Keystone Press Awards, 2016 - 1st Place Hard News Photo Essay, Clarion Award, 2016 - Robert L. Vann Award, Newspaper Picture Series, 2016 - Salute to Excellence Winner, 2016 - 1st Place Photo Story, Daily Div., Spotlight Award, 2015 - 1st Place Investigative Reporting, 2014 - 1st Place International Picture Story, 2013 - 1st Place Picture Story, Newsroom Contest, 2013 - Chris Hondros Memorial International News, 2013 - POYi Award of Excellence, 2011 - Keystone Press Award, 1st Place News Photo, 2011 - 1st Place, Photography, Large Market, 2010 - Golden Quill Award, Feature Photography, 2009 - Alumnus of Distinction, 2009 - Keystone Press Award, 1st Place Photo Story, 2009 - Ed Romano Memorial Award for Photography, 2009 - 1st Place General News, 2009 - Golden Quill Award, Feature Photography, 2009 - Golden Quill Award, Photo Essay or Story, 2007 - Photographer of the Year, 2006 - Photographer of the Year, 2006 - Ed Romano Memorial Award for Photography, 2006 - Golden Quill Award, Photo Essay or Story, 2006 - Keystone Press Award, 1st Place Photo Story, 2005 - Award of Excellence, Photography/Photo Series, 2005 - Photographer of the Year, 2004 - Photographer of the Year, 2004 - 1st Place General News, 2003 - Keystone Press Award, 1st Place Sports Photo, 2001 - 1st Place Feature Photography
- Breaking news
- Military embed
- Still life