Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Abandoned Pittsburgh

Abandoned Pittsburgh

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Professional
Experienced With Speaking engagements, Public art, Lectures, For-hire services, Commissions

Abandoned Pittsburgh is an ongoing photography project exploring the Steel City's industrial past, seeking to document historic public spaces before they are demolished.

Chuck Beard is a prolific photographer in artistic and journalistic media. He has art-directed lifestyle and city-regional magazines in Florida and Pennsylvania, and enjoyed artistic collaborations with Resonance Works | Pittsburgh and Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh. His "Abandoned Pittsburgh" project has been published in three volumes of books, and he was featured in the 2017 public-television documentary "'Forgotten / Found." He is Art Director at Pittsburgh Magazine and lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh.


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237


  • Photography


  • Americana
  • Black & white
  • Digital
  • Digital manipulation
  • Documentary