Best Post-Gazette Photography of 2017

Look back at 2017 through the eyes of 14 Post-Gazette staff photographers with their favorite images of the year.

Steph Chambers

Penguins’ Marc-Andre Fleury signs a hat for a young fan during the Pittsburgh Penguins victory parade on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Grant Street and Boulevard of the Allies. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
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Rebecca Droke

The Esquivel Hernandez family from left Shayla, 11, Alma, and Luz, 9, hug as they are greeted by Sister Janice Vanderneck of Casa San Jose during a rally in support of Martin Esquivel Hernandez on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, near the Hot Metal Bridge on the South Side. Esquivel Hernandez was deported back to Mexico after nine-months in custody. (Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette)
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Lake Fong

Zhang Yue-Ming, 23, of Hebei, China, warm-ups prior to her performance of the traditional Kun Opera in the Greater Pittsburgh Chinese Lunar New Year Gala at Marshall Middle School in Wexford on Sunday, January 29, 2017. (Lake Fong/Post-Gazette )
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Stephanie Strasburg

Alfred “Preach” Hines has driven away dealers who tried to peddle heroin in front of his house in Knoxville. He sits with son “Mighty” Michael Hines, 8, in the attic room he is converting into a multimedia studio on July 28, 2017. He hopes by providing youth an opportunity to build their music, film, and recording skills, that young people in the area can build a professional identity that does not revolve around the dichotomy of choosing between McDonald’s and drug dealing. (Stephanie Strasburg/Post-Gazette)
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Darrell Sapp

A towboat and its load heads through the steamy Ohio River toward the Point and the Pittsburgh skyline on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
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Antonella Crescimbeni

AJ Alleyne, of Philadelphia, eats a catfish as the crowd goes nuts after the Penguins won their second straight Stanley Cup on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Penguins defeated the Predators 2-0 during game 6 of the Stanley Cup final. (Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
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Peter Diana

Pittsburgh Steelers T.J. Watt celebrates his sack on Bengals Andy Dalton in the fourth quarter Sunday, October 22, 2017, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
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Matt Freed

Sewickley Academy head coach Win Palmer enters the locker room after defeating Constitution in the PIAA class 2A championship Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Giant Center in Hershey. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
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Nate Guidry

Cancer survivor Valerie Tressler of Mount Pleasant gets a kiss from family members after the survivors march during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park Sunday May 14, 2017. (Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette.)
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Steve Mellon

Glenn Jeffries reads a notice that he was scheduled to appear in family court while daughter Cathy climbs on his back in the family’s home on Santron Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Glenn and his partner Autumn Rudolph had been addicted to opiates for about three years before both had entered rehab programs in mid November 2017. By December, both Glenn and Autumn said they were drug free. Their goal, they said, was to stay clean so their two daughters could live with them permanently. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
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Haley Nelson

Adelina Simco, second from right, with the Trafford Junior Tamburitzans, plays with her skirt before a performance at the 58th Annual International Village on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Renziehausen Park in McKeesport. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)
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Pam Panchak

New Kensington Police Chief James Klein and Lisa Shaw, mother of the New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw share a moment while waiting at the Rusiewicz Funeral Home in Lower Burrell for the procession to arrive on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
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Larry Roberts

Calling out “Happy Holi,” hundreds of participants in the Holi Festival celebration at the Hindu Jain Temple toss colorful powder on each other on Sunday, March 19, 2017. The celebration was postponed a week because of the winter weather conditions. Holi is a spring festival held at the time of the full moon near the middle of March. (Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette)
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Andrew Rush

Sara Dierberger, 16, a pre-professional student with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Hannah Pierogi listen to a press conference about the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s latest economic impact study titled “From Pointe Shoes to Pierogies: Impacts of the Arts on Allegheny County” at the Pittsburgh Musical Theater on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in the West End. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
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