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: Some of the best that you may have missed this weekend

May 01 2016 | 4:11 pm - Every weekend Daily Herald photographers venture out to some of the area’s local events. See some of the best images from our photographers that you may have missed this past weekend.

Elgin pet expo brings in 500-600 animals

Apr 30 2016 | 5:04 pm - A steady downfall of spring rain couldn’t keep the constant line of canines of all sizes, shapes and smells from attending the Elgin Pet Expo Saturday.

Images: All the photos that you may have missed this past weekend

Apr 24 2016 | 7:28 pm - Every weekend Daily Herald photographers scour the suburbs in search of the best pictures from local events. See all the pictures that you might have missed this past weekend.

Moving Picture: Elgin costume designer helps directors bring visions to life

Apr 23 2016 | 11:01 pm - Fran Mitchell’s love of sewing led her into a new career -- as a costume designer for Elgin-area schools and theater groups.

Images: Blackhawks topple Blues 6-3 in Game 6 comeback victory

Apr 23 2016 | 11:09 pm - See all the action as the Chicago Blackhawks refuse to go away and force game 7 after beating the St. Louis Blues 6-3 in Game 6 Saturday.

Images: Prince fans applaud ‘next closest thing’ at tribute show in St. Charles

Apr 22 2016 | 10:24 pm - Suburban Prince fans took comfort in seeing Prince tribute band The Purple Xperience on Friday in St. Charles, one day after the musician’s death.

Firefighters practice for water rescues in Fox River

Apr 06 2016 | 12:01 am - The combination of cold water and cold weather didn’t deter the Elgin Fire Department from performing swift water training Tuesday in the Fox River.

Shaving heads, raising money for St. Baldrick’s in St. Charles

Apr 02 2016 | 8:37 pm - With no reservations at all, 10-year-old Isaac Parris of Montgomery led the charge Saturday as he was the first to jump in the chair to get his head shaved at Alley 64 in St. Charles.

Moving Picture: Meet the couple who captures pesky critters

Apr 06 2016 | 1:02 pm - What should you do when you have a squirrel in your basement? What about a beaver taking over your backyard or a chipmunk in your chimney? You can try to solve the issue yourself, or you can call Brad and Katy Lundsteen of Suburban Wildlife Control.

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