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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History comes to life at Einstein Academy

May 28 2015 | 11:23 am - The sounds of ancient history came to life Wednesday during the annual wax museum presentation at Einstein Academy in Elgin.

Born Learning Trail in Elgin provides activities for parents, kids

May 27 2015 | 4:16 pm - More than 40 Volunteers from United Way of Elgin and Exelon/ComEd help to install a Born Learning path in Copper Springs Park, Wednesay in Elgin. The Copper Springs Trail is sponsored by Advocate Sherman Hospital and Elgin Academy.

Elgin trivia tourney raises money for literacy tutoring

Apr 18 2015 | 7:06 pm - Twenty-two teams competed Saturday in The Literacy Connection’s 18th Annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser at Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. Teams comprised no more than four members, with prizes awarded to the top three teams. Three rounds were...

Historic schoolhouse moves to new home in Hampshire

Apr 16 2015 | 12:48 am - A small crowd gathered to send off a more than 150-year-old schoolhouse in Rutland Township on a 13-mile journey to its new home in Hampshire. “We are seeing the culmination of six months worth of work between Resource Bank and the village...

Images: Check our Chicagoland Showcase photo gallery

Mar 09 2015 | 11:53 am - We hope you enjoy George LeClaire's gallery of photos of some of the 30 of the finest high school show choirs in the Midwest that competed at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights in the 22nd annual Chicagoland Showcase. Feel free to share...

Images: Weekend in review

Mar 01 2015 | 4:36 pm - See some of the best pictures by Daily Herald photographers from this past weekend.

Elgin residents ask questions at Coffee with a Cop

Feb 25 2015 | 4:04 pm - More than 20 people attended the Elgin Police Department’s third Coffee with a Cop session, held Wednesday morning at Big Apple Bagels on McLean Boulevard. The program, founded and led by Police Commander Ana Lalley, allows residents to ask...

St. Charles dog walker battles frigid temperatures

Feb 19 2015 | 5:44 pm - Susan Miller, owner of 4 Paws Inc. in South Elgin, talks about how the cold affects her business as a dog walker and pet sitter.

‘Ashes to Go’ mark Ash Wednesday at Geneva train station

Feb 18 2015 | 1:46 pm - “This is awesome, and it’s great to see this out in the community,” said Erin Kofron of Batavia after she stopped to receive ashes on her forehead, then hurried to make the 6:54 a.m. train. Brave souls from St. Charles Episcopal...

West Aurora High students check heart health

Feb 12 2015 | 5:26 pm - Only A few days before Valentine's Day, the students at West Aurora High School lined up in the field house Thursday to have their hearts tested thanks to the Young Hearts for Life program.

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