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Gilbert R. Boucher II

Staff Photographer
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Gilbert R. Boucher II has served several roles in the Daily Herald photography department since 1984, including his current position as Senior Photographer. He works in the Lake County bureau and shoots various news, sports, and feature assignments. On Sundays, he is the weekend photo editor.

Through his experiences as a photographer, Boucher has gone sky diving, been trapped in a cage full of tigers, and flown upside down in a jet fighter plane. He has photographed every living president of the United States and worked at several presidential conventions. He also has covered many major sporting events, including the Chicago Bulls championships in the 1990s. One of the most memorable assignments he worked was a story done on the homeless in the suburbs, focusing on the invisible people who live among us. He is a member of the Illinois Press Photographers Association and the National Press Photographers Association.

Boucher has won numerous photographic awards with these organizations as well as awards with Lisagor and the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. Boucher graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas obtaining a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in photography.

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