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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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Images: Prospect vs. Hersey boys basketball

Feb 05 2016 | 10:17 pm - The Hersey High School boys basketball team hosted Prospect High School on Friday, Feb. 5, in Arlington Heights.

Images: St. Viator vs. Joliet Catholic boys basketball

Feb 04 2016 | 10:07 pm - The St. Viator High School boys basketball team hosted Joliet Catholic Academy Thursday, Feb. 4, in Arlington Heights.

Images: Conant vs. Palatine, girls basketball

Jan 28 2016 | 9:47 pm - The Palatine High School girls basketball team hosted Conant High School on Thursday, Jan. 28, in Palatine.

Images: Lake Zurich vs. Zion-Benton girls basketball

Jan 23 2016 | 8:12 pm - The Lake Zurich Bears hosted the Zion-Benton Zee-Bees for girls basketball action on Saturday, Jan. 23 in Lake Zurich.

Images: Hersey vs. Buffalo Grove girls basketball

Jan 22 2016 | 10:17 pm - Hersey High School hosted Buffalo Grove High School for girls basketball action Friday night Jan. 22, 2016 in Arlington Heights.

Images: Leyden vs. McHenry girls basketball

Jan 21 2016 | 9:31 pm - The Leyden High School girls basketball team hosted McHenry High School on Thursday, Jan. 21, in Franklin Park.

2,800 Girl Scouts join cookie sale kickoff at Allstate Arena

Jan 16 2016 | 7:00 pm - Allstate Arena was a sea of green and brown uniforms that came in at 2,800 strong Saturday afternoon as the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana held their seventh annual cookie kickoff.

Images: Rolling Meadows vs. Hersey girls basketball

Jan 15 2016 | 10:25 pm - The Rolling Meadows High School girls basketball team hosted Hersey High School on Friday, Jan. 15, In Rolling Meadows.

Images: Schaumburg vs. Fremd boys basketball

Jan 14 2016 | 9:44 pm - The Schaumburg High School boys basketball team hosted Fremd High School on Thursday, Jan. 14, in Schaumburg.

Images: St. Viator vs. Hinsdale Central, boys basketball

Jan 09 2016 | 5:55 pm - The St. Viator High School boys basketball team hosted Hinsdale Central High School on Saturday, Jan. 9, in Arlington Heights.

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