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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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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...

Suburbanites dig out storm drains as water threat builds

Feb 19 2014 | 2:57 pm - Welcome warmth was creating its own hazards Wednesday in the suburbs, as melting snow and ice left water in unwanted places. Mike Hamlin, 26, of Schaumburg, took the opportunity to chip and shovel out the ice and snow by his driveway, as his house...

Golfers tell pleasures of Arlington Hts. Chilly Open

Jan 18 2014 | 8:09 pm - Golfers took on chilly temperatures, and bowls of fresh chili, on Saturday as the Arlington Heights Park District hosted its annual Chilly Open tournament. John Carroll of Arlington Heights said the reason he comes is to “have good chili and...

163 people brave snow, frigid water for Polar Bear Plunge in Waukegan

Jan 02 2014 | 5:31 am - The weather outside was frightful but the faces on people after they emerged from the freezing Lake Michigan water was so delightful Wednesday during the 15th annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Waukegan Municipal Beach.

Moving Picture: Firefighting in Rolling Meadows rookie's blood

Dec 27 2013 | 8:38 pm - John Loesch Jr. might be a rookie firefighter at the Rolling Meadows Fire Department, but his name is well-known at the fire house. His grandfather Ted Loesch worked in the department for 38 years, and his father, John Sr., is still on the job. He...

Prospect Heights welcomes Santa, holiday season

Dec 01 2013 | 12:41 pm - Santa traded in his big red sleigh for a Prospect Heights Fire Department engine when he arrived to help light the city's holiday tree Saturday night. The weather outside was not frightful — it was actually quite delightful — at the...

Moving Picture: Northlake gravedigger says job part of life

Sep 20 2013 | 10:52 am - Adalberto Nevarez, Jr. gives people the creeps when he tells them about his job as a gravedigger in Arlington Heights. But after four years on the job, it's just become part of life for him. “When I dug my first grave I thought about it more,...

ComEd's aerial team has high-wire job

Jul 01 2013 | 12:59 pm - Using a helicopter and special safety equipment and techniques, ComEd's aerial specialist team takes to the skies to work on one of its 28,000 transmissions towers that keep the power flowing. This elite group calls the dangerous job "riding the...

Moving Picture: Window washer has a higher calling

Jun 21 2013 | 11:18 pm - Virgil Pop of Prospect Heights has God-sized plans, but for now he's happy washing windows in the Northwest suburbs. Pop is supporting a wife and furthering his education with money he earns as a professional window washer, but his ultimate goal is...

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