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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Images: Warren Township High School graduation

May 21 2016 | 3:44 pm - Warren Township High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 21 in the Welsh-Ryan Arena at Northwestern University in Evanston.

Images: Round Lake High School graduation

May 13 2016 | 10:11 pm - Round Lake High School held its graduation ceremony on Friday, May 13 at the Libertyville Sports Complex.

Images: Ted Cruz in Rolling Meadows Friday

Mar 11 2016 | 11:40 pm - See presidential candidate Ted Cruz speak in Rolling Meadows Friday in advance of Tuesday’s primary.

Images: Benet beats Fremd 42-39 in the Class 4A title game in girls basketball

Mar 06 2016 | 12:55 am - Benet Academy faced Fremd in the Class 4A girls basketball state championship game on March 5, 2016 at Redbird Arena in Normal.

Images: Benet over Trinity, 68-51 in girls state semifinal basketball

Mar 05 2016 | 12:19 am - Benet Academy won 68-51 over Trinity in a Class 4A girls basketball state semifinal on March 4, 2016 at Redbird Arena in Normal. Benet will face Fremd for the title Saturday night.

Images: Fremd over Whitney Young in OT, 47-40 in girls state semifinal basketball

Mar 05 2016 | 12:29 am - The Fremd High School girls basketball team overcame an early deficit in regulation to win in OT 47-40 over Whitney Young in a Class 4A state semifinal on Friday, March 4, at Redbird Arena in Normal. Fremd will face Benet Academy for the title...

Images: Prelims of Boys Swimming & Diving State Meet

Feb 26 2016 | 9:49 pm - See action from Friday’s prelims of the Boys Swimming & Diving State Meet at Evanston Township High School.

Images: St. Viator falls to Johnsburg, 38-32 in girls sectional basketball final

Feb 25 2016 | 11:07 pm - The St. Viator High School girls basketball team hosted and fell to Johnsburg High School, 38-32 in a Class 3A sectional championship game on Thursday, Feb. 25, in Arlington Heights.

Images: Friday at the state girls gymnastics meet

Feb 19 2016 | 10:26 pm - See action from Friday of the Girls Gymnastics state meet at Palatine High School

Images: Hersey takes a regional title over Rolling Meadows, 53-36 in girls basketball

Feb 18 2016 | 10:40 pm - Hersey claimed a Class 4A regional title with a 53-36 win over Rolling Meadows in girls basketball on Thursday, Feb. 18 in Arlington Heights.

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