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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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Streamwood parade calls for a party

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Colorful dragon boats compete on Lake Arlington

Jul 26 2014 | 10:30 pm - Dragon boating, the world’s fastest-growing water sport, returned to Lake Arlington on Saturday. Aaron Soroka from Toronto, Canada, who oversees the event, said the Walgreens Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival, presented by PepsiCo.,...

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Jul 19 2014 | 10:34 pm - Some of the nation’s top in-line skaters, along with hundreds of other athletes, were in Hoffman Estates Saturday for the sixth annual Alexian Brothers Fitness For America Sports Festival. The event continues today.

Hundreds turn out for Barrington brew fest

Jul 12 2014 | 6:04 pm - As many as 800 beer connoisseurs descended on downtown Barrington Saturday to sample new concoctions and old favorites at the 11th annual Barrington Brew Fest. Jade Peters and Jeff Votava, both of Schaumburg, waited in line for more than an hour to...

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Jul 12 2014 | 6:04 pm - Raindrops, raincoats and umbrellas. Despite all that, crowds still flocked to the 13th annual Buffalo Grove Art Festival, which hosts more than 160 juried artists from around the globe. Located on the main drive of Buffalo Grove Town Center, the...

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Jun 21 2014 | 12:12 am - More than a hundred cancer survivors and volunteers came together Friday night for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights.

Moving picture: Mount Prospect minister inspires with music

Apr 25 2014 | 2:34 pm - The Rev. Shawn Kafader, chaplain at Friendship Village in Schaumburg ministers to residents through music. "When I come in and do a sing-a-long with them, there's still a spiritual quallity in that music that allows me to connect with those...

Students show science skills at Olympiad competition

Mar 22 2014 | 7:09 pm - The regional Science Olympiad was held Saturday at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines, with winners going on to the state competition. Fifteen-mamber teams from 15 high schools and 16 middle schools from the North and West suburbs competed in...

Pet Expo on tap at track this weekend

Mar 14 2014 | 9:23 pm - The Chicagoland Pet Expo opened Friday and runs through Sunday at Arlington Park Racecourse in Arlington Heights. Put on by Tower Productions, the expo has more than 200 exhibitors, plus entertainment, demonstrations and the latest products and...

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