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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Winning images of our weekly photo contest

Apr 19 2017 | 12:40 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 April 17.

Learning a true American original in Campton Hills

Apr 03 2017 | 8:48 am - Dona Benkert of the Folk-Lore Center music school in Naperville has been teaching people to play the dulcimer for 30 years. On Sunday, she brought her talents to the Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills for a “Hands-On Dulcimer...

Shoppers make way for speedsters at St. Charles mall

Mar 26 2017 | 4:47 pm - Shoppers made way for speedsters this weekend as Charlestowne Mall in St. Charles hosted the Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby Association’s official All-American Soap Box Derby races.

Images: Fremd vs. Bolingbrook, State Third Place Game in Boys Basketball

Mar 18 2017 | 9:04 pm - Fremd faced Bolingbrook in the Class 4A state boys basketball third place game on Saturday, March 18 in Peoria.

Images: Fremd vs. Whitney Young, State Semifinal in Boys Basketball

Mar 17 2017 | 8:51 pm - Fremd faced Whitney Young in a Class 4A state boys basketball semifinal game on Friday, March 17 in Peoria.

Images: Naperville North falls to Bolingbrook, 83-57 in supersectional boys basketball

Mar 15 2017 | 5:31 pm - Naperville North fell 83-57 to Bolingbrook in the Class 4A supersectional boys basketball game at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb on Tuesday.

Images: Wheaton North vs. Hinsdale South boys basketball

Mar 08 2017 | 10:16 pm - The Wheaton North Falcons played the Hinsdale South Hornets in Class 4A boys sectional semifinal basketball game at Hinsdale Central.

Images: Wheaton Warrenville South vs. Naperville North boys basketball

Mar 07 2017 | 10:09 pm - The Naperville North Huskies played the Wheaton Warrenville South Tigers in Class 4A boys basketball sectional semifinal game at Hinsdale Central.

Nun run in South Elgin draws 150 people, raises $2,500

Mar 05 2017 | 4:58 pm - The young, the old and some nuns took to the neighborhood streets of the South Elgin subdivision of Thornwood Sunday morning for the third annual Run For The Nuns 5K Run/Walk.

Images: Willowbrook vs. Addison Trail, boys basketball

Mar 01 2017 | 11:11 pm - Willowbrook played Addison Trail in the Class 4A Batavia regional semifinal boys basketball game.

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