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 three books in the Abandoned Pittsburgh series, with more planned for the future. 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.