Mark Black

Staff Photographer
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Mark Black has been a Senior Staff Photographer in 2009, prior to that he served as one of many award winning staff photographers, since joining the newspaper in 1993. In addition to his photographic responsibilities Mark is the companies Copyright Administrator handing the release of all Daily Herald intellectual property for commercial, editorial and personal use. In 2007 Mark was chosen to be the Assistant Project Manager, Trainer and Power User for new Saxotech front-end system deployment. As a Power User he was part of a small elite group of editorial employees that were charged with the responsibility to the design, implement and deploy the companies largest system upgrade since its inception in 1871. In addition to all of these responsibilities he is a substitute Photography Department Supervisor, Night and Sunday Photo Editor.

During his years at the Daily Herald Mark has been honored for his work with awards from various journalism organization from around the country that include the National Press Photographers Association, Associated Press, Illinois Press Photographers Association, Inland Press and the Chicago Headline Club.

Mark has enjoyed covering such events as the 1998 NBA Finals, the 1996 Republican Convention in San Diego, CA, the 2001 inauguration of President George W. Bush along with more somber moments such as being one of first media members on the scene of the Brown's Chicken Massacre in Palatine.

In 1999 Mark Black was elected Vice President of the Illinois Press Photographers Association and was re-elected 5 times for a total of 10 years of service to an organization that promotes quality photojournalism in the state of Illinois.

Mark graduated from Columbia College with a Degree in Photojournalism where he was an elected officer of the college's National Press Photographers Association student chapter.

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Morton Arboretum’s Fall Color 5K Run and Walk

Oct 04 2015 | 4:00 pm - The Fall Color 5K Run starts at 8 a.m. at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. A Kid’s Dash begins at 9 a.m. Info: mortonarb.org or (630) 968-0074.

Tavern Day takes Glen Ellyn back in time

Sep 27 2015 | 5:45 pm - Visitors to Glen Ellyn on Sunday took a trip more than a century into the town’s history during the 17th annual Tavern Day, sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Historical Society. The event, held at Stacy’s Tavern Museum, included log sawing,...

Farm Frolic pays tributes to St. Charles’ roots

Sep 27 2015 | 5:01 pm - Primrose Farm in St. Charles hosted its annual Farm Frolic on Sunday to help celebrate fall, farm life and educate visitors at the historic dairy farm. Visitors to the farm were able to try their hand at cow milking, pumpkin painting, milk bottle...

Itasca celebrates 125th anniversary

Aug 30 2015 | 5:12 pm - Itasca celebrated its 125th anniversary of incorporation Sunday with an old time carnival-style party at the Itasca Historical Depot Museum.

Suburban investors say they remain confident

Aug 24 2015 | 6:33 pm - Don’t panic. That was the approach of several people who spoke to the Daily Herald about the stock market roller coaster. Here’s what they had to say.

Meet the caregiver who loves helping people with Alzheimer's

May 04 2015 | 9:14 am - Chris Litavsky of Wheaton is a respite volunteer for Metropolitan Family Services. Litavsky watches and spends time with Rose, 98, once a week for three hours so her daughter Annette can leave to visit with friends or run errands.“I like...

Special Olympians show their skills in Naperville

Apr 26 2015 | 4:55 pm - More than 750 Special Olympics athletes from Dupage, Kane and Kendall counties took to the fields at North Central College in Naperville on Sunday the annual Illinois Special Olympic Area 2/5 Spring Games. “It is an incredible outlet to...

Craft show makes final appearance at Expo Center

Apr 19 2015 | 4:57 pm - More than 160 vendors showcasing arts and crafts off all kinds filled the DuPage Expo Center in St. Charles for the Festival of Arts and Crafts Show this weekend to the delight of arts and crafts enthusiasts. Show coordinator Donna Hansen said all...

Wheaton doctor serves his patients through house calls

Feb 20 2015 | 8:39 am - Twenty-three years ago, Dr. Paul Chiang could not have imagined practicing medicine the way he does in 2015. As with many internal medicine doctors finishing their residencies, his career path lead him from working in a teaching hospital to a...

Chimney fire damages Warrenville home; no injuries reported

Dec 07 2014 | 5:53 pm - A Warrenville family escaped harm Sunday after fire broke out in the chimney of their home, authorities said. Warrenville Fire Protection District firefighters called to the residence on the 29W600 block of Ridge Drive at about 12:30 p.m. arrived to...

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