Photographer Chuck Beard is owner of the Abandoned Pittsburgh Gallery, which opened November 2016 in the historic Homestead Municipal Building. He is Art Director at Pittsburgh Magazine and a prolific photographer in artistic and journalistic media. His ongoing Abandoned Pittsburgh photographic project has led to the publication of two books, with a third planned for 2017. The project documents the Steel City's forgotten industrial and community sites where "beauty in decay" still exists. He lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.