Mark Welsh

Staff Photographer
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Mark Welsh has been an award-winning senior photographer and videographer at the Daily Herald since 1987. He is responsible for producing images for the Daily Herald and videos for their website on a daily basis, on such subjects as covering presidents to what's going on in your backyard.

During his tenure, Welsh has been involved in many award-winning projects, more recent is the "Last Letters Home" project that featured suburban families sharing their son or daughter’s last thoughts before they were killed in the war.

Other projects Welsh produced were the Suburban Mosaic's "The Philippines: Arc of the Islanders"; traveling with then-Gov. George Ryan to visit Fidel Castro in Cuba; and doing a profile piece on boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

He is especially proud of covering the career of Michael Jordan's basketball journey in Chicago, including all six of his championships.

Welsh has been published in numerous publications such as Life, Chicago Magazine, and China Post, plus his work has been used by the Associated Press, distributed worldwide. He also has a Chicago Bears action picture hanging in the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, winning first place nationally. Welsh is a member of the Illinois Press Association and the National Press Photographers Association.

Traveling and exploring the world with his camera is his passion, bringing images forth from all corners of the world.

Welsh graduated from Illinois State University after earning a bachelor's degree in photography.

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Dogs enjoy the egg hunt in Elk Grove Village

Mar 21 2015 | 6:13 pm - More than 30 dogs pawed their way through winter’s dormant grass looking for doggie treats encased in Easter egg shells at the Doggy Egg Hunt held at Al Hattendorf Center in Elk Grove Village on Saturday. Breeds of all mixes and sizes sniffed...

Images: Palatine remembers fallen firefighters

Feb 23 2015 | 3:15 pm - Standing outside in subzero temperatures that kept most suburbanites indoors, Palatine firefighters and community members paid tribute Monday morning to three fallen colleagues on the 42nd anniversary of the day they died battling a massive blaze in...

The man behind the mask: Vernon Hills man becomes an Iron Hero

Feb 07 2015 | 10:11 am - When James Speers of Vernon Hills walks into a room dressed as Iron Man, people's faces light up. Kids and adults alike fight to have their picture taken with him. Speers, who builds Iron Man suits and makes public appearances for charity, says this...

Outdoor Sports Show continues Sunday in Rosemont

Jan 24 2015 | 7:56 pm - The 36 annual Chicagoland Outdoor Sports Show was in full swing on Saturday, the fourth day of its five-day run. Rick Rosalina, show director, said this year promoters added a bigger gun show, which 20,000 people will venture through, along with...

TV stars draw fans to cycle show in St. Charles

Jan 17 2015 | 9:14 pm - Television show “Sons of Anarchy” cast members Kim Coates and Theo Rossi were one of the draws Saturday at the 31st annual Chicago Style Cycle Show at the Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Hard-core fan Jeff Sperandio...

2015 Humanitarian Award given to Elgin councilman who died

Jan 17 2015 | 4:39 pm - Longtime Elgin City Council member Robert Gilliam was given the 2015 Humanitarian Award posthumously at Saturday’s Elgin prayer breakfast at Elgin Community College. “He lived for the town, helping people, and was never too busy to...

Muskie Expo draws 10,000 to Sears Centre

Jan 11 2015 | 9:39 am - Muskie fishermen are part of a special club. And that club is quite large, as about 10,000 muskie fishermen descended on the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates this weekend for the first Chicago Muskie Expo. The event, which began Friday, runs from 9...

Puppets spread holiday cheer at Bartlett library

Nov 29 2014 | 4:37 pm - A unique version of that famous jolly happy soul with a corncob pipe and a button nose came to life Saturday for more than 50 families at the Bartlett Public Library as noted puppeteer Dave Herzog performed “Frosty’s Winter...

All sizes, colors of fish at Everything Aquatic in Schaumburg

Nov 08 2014 | 6:39 pm - People from far and wide came to the 2nd annual Everything Aquatic at the Schaumburg Convention Center on Saturday. It featured all kinds of fish, from nurse sharks to little guppies, ranging in a variety of colors. The eyes on kids would grow big...

Moving Picture: Ex-exec gives freedom of scuba diving to disabled

Nov 08 2014 | 9:07 pm - Jim Elliott, president and founder of Diveheart in Downers Grove, uses scuba diving to help people with disabilities enjoy pain-free therapy. He gave up a six-figure income to do nothing but help people like Ryan O'Toole of West Dundee, who has a...

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