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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 daughterís 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: Conant vs. Palatine, girls and boys basketball

Jan 19 2018 | 10:44 pm - The Conant High School boys and girls basketball teams hosted Palatine High School on Friday, Jan. 19, in Hoffman Estates.

Images: Hersey vs. Rolling Meadows, girls basketball

Jan 12 2018 | 10:22 pm - The Rolling Meadows High School girls and boys basketball teams hosted Hersey High School on Friday, Jan. 12, in Rolling Meadows.

Images: Barrington vs. Conant, boys basketball

Jan 05 2018 | 9:49 pm - Barrington hosted Conant for boys basketball action on Friday, Jan. 5 in Barrington.

Images: St. Viator vs. Prospect, girls basketball

Jan 04 2018 | 10:02 pm - The St. Viator High School girls basketball team hosted Prospect High School on Thursday, Jan. 4 in Arlington Heights.

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at Christmas 1977

Dec 21 2017 | 6:24 am - Our #TBT Gallery looks back at photos around Christmas in 1977.

Images: Buffalo Grove vs. Prospect, girls and boys basketball

Dec 15 2017 | 10:25 pm - Buffalo Grove High School hosted Prospect for a girls and boys basketball doubleheader on Friday, Dec. 15, in Buffalo Grove.

Images: Fremd vs. Palatine, boys and girls basketball

Dec 08 2017 | 10:24 pm - The Fremd High School boys and girls basketball teams hosted Palatine High School on Friday, Dec. 8, in Palatine.

Invasive plants go up in smoke in Busse Forest controlled burn

Nov 29 2017 | 6:08 pm - The Forest Preserves of Cook County and Audubon Great Lakes joined forces Wednesday to set fire lines for a controlled burn in Busse Forest along Arlington Heights Road adjacent to Elk Grove Village.

Images: Maine South vs. Naperville Central quarterfinal football

Nov 11 2017 | 7:43 pm - Maine South hosted Naperville Central for Class 8A state quarterfinal football action on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Park Ridge. Maine South won 39-28.

Images: Class 3A State Soccer Semifinals

Nov 03 2017 | 9:58 pm - See Class 3A action from state semifinals at Hoffman Estates in boys soccer on Friday. Naperville North won 2-0 over St. Charles North and Libertyville advanced with a 2-1 win over Bradley-Bourbonnais.

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