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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Madrigal singers rehearse for ‘True Love’s Curse’

Mar 09 2018 | 7:19 pm - Stevenson High School’s madrigal singers were hard at work on Friday afternoon getting their vocal cords in tune for their sold-out dinner show at the Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove on Sunday.

Carmel vs. Benet, boys basketball

Feb 23 2018 | 10:30 pm - Carmel Catholic played Benet Academy for boys basketball action on February 23, 2018, in Lisle.

Images: Maine West. vs. Loyola, girls sectional championship basketball

Feb 22 2018 | 11:38 pm - Maine West faced Loyola in the championship game of the Class 4A Maine East girls basketball sectional on Thursday, Feb. 22 in Park Ridge.

Images: Friday at the State Final Meet in girls gymnastics

Feb 16 2018 | 11:06 pm - See images from Friday at the State Final Meet in girls gymnastics.

Images: Prospect vs. Warren Township, girls regional championship basketball

Feb 15 2018 | 11:16 pm - The Prospect High School girls basketball team faced Warren Township High School in the 4A regional championship game on Thursday, Feb. 15, at Buffalo Grove High School.

Police: 2 officers killed responding to 911; suspect held

Feb 10 2018 | 11:18 pm - Police in Ohio say two officers have been fatally shot at a home in a Columbus suburb, and a suspect is in custody

Images: Fremd vs. Palatine, boys basketball

Feb 09 2018 | 10:36 pm - The Fremd High School boys basketball team hosted Palatine High School on Friday, Feb. 9, in Palatine.

Images: Hinsdale South vs. Willowbrook, boys basketball

Feb 02 2018 | 11:00 pm - Hinsdale South hosted Willowbrook for boys basketball action on February 2, 2018, in Darien.

Images: Naperville Central vs. Naperville North, girls basketball

Feb 01 2018 | 10:59 pm - Naperville North hosted Naperville Central for girls basketball action on February 1, 2018.

Images: St. Viator vs. Buffalo Grove, girls basketball

Jan 25 2018 | 10:57 pm - The Buffalo Grove High School girls basketball team hosted St. Viator High School on Thursday, Jan. 25, in Buffalo Grove.

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