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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Images: Cubs defeat the Dodgers in game four of the NLCS

Oct 19 2017 | 12:14 am - Cubs defeat the Dodgers 3-2 in game four of the NLCS at Wrigley Field on October 18, 2017.

Cubs lose 6-1 to the Dodgers in game three of the NLCS

Oct 19 2017 | 12:18 am - Cubs lost to the Dodgers 6-1 in game three of the NLCS, October 18, 2017.

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at homecoming 1981

Oct 09 2017 | 3:28 pm - Our #TBT Gallery looks look back at homecoming in 1981.

Nordic revelry takes over South Elgin park for Scandinavian Day fest

Sep 11 2017 | 9:37 am - Youngsters could make Viking shields while their elders filled up on Swedish meatballs and other treats Sunday at the 38th annual Scandinavian Day Festival in South Elgin.

It was puppy-palooza at Carol Stream’s CSBarks festival

Sep 11 2017 | 9:36 am - It was dogs’ day in Carol Stream Sunday, where pooches could join a peanut butter licking contest, show off on agility courses or dress up for a costume competition as part of the CSBarks festival.

Despite rain, classic cars shine in Geneva

Aug 27 2017 | 5:12 pm - The light rain Sunday couldn’t keep auto enthusiasts away from the dozens of classic and antique cars parked in downtown Geneva for the 13th annual Concours d’Elegance Car Show.

Watch time-lapse video: Eclipse brings darkness over southern Illinois

Aug 21 2017 | 5:08 pm - Watch day turn to night and back again in this time-lapse video as the total solar eclipse darkens downstate Chester on the Mississippi River.

Receding river allows for Bob Leonard 5K/10K River Run

Jul 30 2017 | 4:49 pm - The annual Bob Leonard 5K/10K River Run along the Fox River in St. Charles went on as planned after high water in the Fox River receded to the point the park and trail were usable for the race.

Images: #TBT Gallery revisits DuPage County Fair

Jul 19 2017 | 5:12 pm - Our #TBT Gallery looks back at all the fun at the DuPage County Fair.

Winning images of our weekly contest

Jul 12 2017 | 3:54 pm - Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of July 10.

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