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: Larkin clinches trip to the Class 4A state finals in basketball with a 53-46 win over Benet

Mar 13 2018 | 10:25 pm - Larkin won 53-46 over Benet Academy in a Class 4A NIU boys basketball supersectional on Tuesday, March 13 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. The Royals advance to the state final four and face Belleville West at 5:30pm Friday in Peoria.

Images: Dundee-Crown falls to Rockford Jefferson, 77-48 in Class 4A boys sectional semifinal basketball

Mar 07 2018 | 10:13 pm - Dundee-Crown fell to Rockford Jefferson, 77-48 in a Class 4A boys basketball sectional semifinal on March 7, 2018, in Algonquin

Images: Benet over Bartlett, 47-41 in boys Class 4A sectional semifinal basketball

Mar 06 2018 | 10:45 pm - Benet Academy won 47-41 over Bartlett in a Class 4A boys basketball sectional semifinal on March 6, 2018.

Images: Willowbrook over Naperville North, 47-43 in boys Class 4A sectional semifinal basketball

Mar 06 2018 | 9:40 pm - Willowbrook won 47-43 over Naperville North in a Class 4A boys basketball sectional semifinal on March 6, 2018.

Images: Naperville Central vs. Glenbard West, boys Class 4A regional semifinal basketball

Feb 28 2018 | 10:02 pm - Glenbard West played Naperville Central in a Class 4A boys basketball regional semifinal on February 28, 2018, in Addison.

Images: IC Catholic Prep vs. Clark, Class 2A sectional semifinal boys basketball

Feb 27 2018 | 10:31 pm - IC Catholic Prep played Clark in a Class 2A boys basketball sectional seminfinal on February 27, 2018, in Elmhurst.

Images: Glenbard South vs. Carmel Catholic, Class 3A girls supersectional basketball

Feb 26 2018 | 10:35 pm - Carmel Catholic played Glenbard South in the Class 3A Burlington Central girls basketball supersectional at Elgin Community College on Monday, Feb. 26.

Naperville North vs. Wheaton Warrenville South, boys basketball

Feb 21 2018 | 11:24 pm - Naperville North hosted Wheaton Warrenville South for boys basketball action on February 21, 2018.

Images: Naperville North vs. Lemont, girls basketball

Feb 14 2018 | 10:07 pm - Naperville North played Lemont in Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinals in Naperville.

Images: Naperville Central vs. Neuqua Valley, girls basketball

Feb 14 2018 | 9:17 pm - Naperville Central played Neuqua Valley in Class 4A girls basketball regional semifinals in Naperville.

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