At one time, Aliquippa was home to the world's largest steel mill. When the mill closed in 1984, however, it left the town with no clear path forward.
Award-winning photojournalist Pete Marovich is a freelance photographer based in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Pete has been a professional photographer for 30 years, since starting as a staff photographer at a medium-sized daily newspaper in Indiana and as a stringer for the Associated Press. Pete currently contributes to Bloomberg News Photos, McClatchy, The Washington Post,The Washington Times, Getty Images, European PressPhoto Agency, United Press International, NBCnews.com, SIPA Press and other news outlets. His archive is represented by CORBIS. For more information about his ongoing photographic expedition to document the status of old Pennsylvania steel towns along the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio rivers, visit Searching for Dream Street. Or you can view more of his photographic work at his website.