2020 in Post-Gazette visuals

A pedestrian on an empty Wood Street at dusk, Tuesday evening, March 17, 2020, in Downtown. Many businesses, schools and government offices closed or informed employees to work from home over concerns about COVID-19. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)

Post-Gazette photojournalists pick their photos and videos of the year for 2020

In a world of constant change, photojournalism gifts us the ability to linger in a moment. Our PG photojournalists worked hard to create a record of our collective humanity in a year when we were urged to stay apart. Here is a look at our region in 2020 through the lenses of our award-winning photo staff.

Peter Diana

The Steelers are announced to an empty stadium as they ready to play the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Heinz Field on the North Shore.

Matt Freed

Wake Forest forward Isaiah Mucius dunks over Pitt guard Justin Champagnie, Saturday, Jan. 04, 2020, at Petersen Events Center in Oakland.

Nate Guidry

Bassist Ernest McCarty performs a few songs on his porch Monday, April 14, 2020, in Lawrence. Mr. McCarty reminisces about his times on tour as he stays confined to his home. He is one of many musicians adapting to life without the stage in the age of COVID-19.

Emily Matthews

O'Ryan the O'Mazing and other fellow entertainers make their way through a crowd at the Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA's Mardi Gras Gala, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at the Westin Convention Center in Downtown.

Steve Mellon

People march on Fifth Avenue in the driving rain as they protest the police killing of George Floyd, Thursday, June 4, 2020, through Downtown.

Pam Panchak

The cheetah cubs warily surround their one-year birthday treat in their outdoor area at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 in Highland Park.

Andrew Rush

Crows fly above Schenley Park with the PPG building in the background, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Oakland.

Alexandra Wimley

Jakob Eckenrode, 9, of Latrobe, cheers atop the shoulders of his stepfather Chris Sheetz as Air Force One lands for President Donald Trump's campaign rally at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Latrobe.

Steph Chambers

Serra Catholic's Daiquan Chatfield lifts a weight during practice, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Serra Catholic High School in McKeesport. The start of the high school football season seemed uncertain for teams across WPIAL, starting late and ending early due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michael M. Santiago

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (C.B.P.) officer, left, looks at three brothers who were sent unaccompanied across the border into U.S. custody, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Matamoros, Mexico. A number of parents in the refugee camp have sent their children into C.B.P. custody because they believe that is safer for their children than staying inside the dangerous camp.

Darrell Sapp

The crescent moon rises over the spires atop of PPG Place in the early morning, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Downtown.