Brian Hill

Staff Photographer
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Brian Hill has been a staff photographer at the Daily Herald since 2000, and also acts as the Saturday photo editor, a position he has held since 2005. During the week, he captures images that tell the stories of the suburbs. On Saturday, he edits images and works to direct the photo usage on the weekends.

With almost 20 years of experience as photojournalist in the Chicago area, he uses both video and audio to complement his storytelling. He enjoys finding the moment that really makes a picture sing. It is during that time he has won both national and local awards for his photojournalism. Hill has won the prestigious Peter Lisagor award on more than one occasion as well as awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Illinois Press Photographers Association, and The Associated Press.

He has traveled as far as Poland to make pictures for the Daily Herald but can be found most of the time scouring the Fox Valley photographing interesting subjects for tomorrow's paper.

Before coming to the Daily Herald, he worked at a few other Chicago area newspapers.

A product of public schools and state universities, Hill attended both Western Illinois and Southern Illinois focusing on art and photography.

A native of St. Charles, Brian still resides in the Fox Valley calling Elgin his home.

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Images: First snowfall blankets the suburbs

Nov 21 2015 | 2:02 pm - Bella the first major snow storm for 2015 hits the Chicagoland area blanketing some areas in more than a foot of heavy wet snow.

Images: #TBT Gallery scares up suburban Halloween memories

Oct 28 2015 | 11:49 am - Our latest #TBT Gallery features Halloween costumes, parades and celebrations throughout the suburbs in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.

Septemberfest begins with ex-Journey singer; Taste of Schaumburg next

Sep 05 2015 | 7:52 pm - Great music, food, carnival rides and even late-summer weather greeted the thousands of people who attended Septemberfest on Saturday in Schaumburg.

South Elgin waterfall attracts local interest

Sep 03 2015 | 3:30 pm - A steady stream of people have been visiting a hidden waterfall in the Jon J. Duerr Forest Preserve near South Elgin after hearing about the unique local feature on the Facebook group page “What’s Happening in Elgin?”

Watch video: Meet the Geneva farmer who raises bees, sells their honey

Aug 08 2015 | 6:54 am - Forty years ago, Larry Geddes ordered his first batch of bees from the Sears catalog. Geddes, now 66, is still tending bees at Perennial Pleasures, his 16-acre farm property in Geneva, and he sells the honey at the farmers markets in Geneva and St.

Hosanna! Lutheran’s annual school supplies giveaway a big hit

Aug 07 2015 | 4:40 pm - Many people arrived at Hosanna! Lutheran Church and School early to line up for the annual school supplies giveaway.

Geneva teens get ready for big Frisbee tournament

Jul 29 2015 | 4:55 pm - More than 15 young people gathered in an empty lot in Geneva to prepare for the Sandblast Beach Ultimate Tournament this weekend at Montrose Beach in Chicago. “It’s kind of like a mix of Frisbee and soccer,” says Mike Mayorga,...

Volunteer archeaological team search for the past at Garfield Farm

Jul 22 2015 | 1:11 pm - Volunteers help dig and sort a 500-square-foot area that used to be part of a log home during an archealogical research event Wednesday at Garfield Farm in La Fox.

Ralph’s Barber Shop marks 50 years in Elgin

Jul 07 2015 | 5:11 pm - Ralph's Barber Shop in Elgin celebrated its 50th anniversary Tuesday on West Chicago Street. Ralph Ward suffered back-to-back strokes in 2012 but was back at work by early 2013.

Moving Picture: Vet makes house calls for your pet

Jul 02 2015 | 8:55 am - James Bascharon knew that he wanted to be just like his dad -- a veterinarian. But he's found a way to put his own touch on the services he offers. Bascharon also makes house calls.

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