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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: Thursday at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Jun 28 2018 | 4:09 pm - See round one action from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Course in Kildeer on Thursday.

Images: Metea Valley High School graduation

May 27 2018 | 11:43 am - Metea Valley High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Images: Waubonsie Valley High School graduation

May 27 2018 | 3:51 pm - Waubonsie Valley High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Images: Neuqua Valley High School graduation

May 27 2018 | 8:08 pm - Neuqua Valley High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Images: Larkin High School graduation

May 26 2018 | 1:08 pm - Larkin High School held their 2018 graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates Saturday, May 26.

Images: Bartlett High School graduation

May 26 2018 | 10:13 am - Bartlett High School held their 2018 graduation ceremony at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates Saturday, May 26.

Images: West Chicago Community High School graduation

May 23 2018 | 9:09 pm - West Chicago Community High School held its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn.

Images: Naperville Central High School graduation

May 21 2018 | 10:10 pm - Naperville Central High School held its graduation ceremony on Monday, May 21, 2018, at the school in Naperville.

Images: Naperville North High School graduation

May 21 2018 | 10:23 pm - Naperville North High School held its graduation ceremony on Monday, May 21, 2018, at the school in Naperville.

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