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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: Conant vs. Fremd, boys basketball

Mar 10 2017 | 11:37 pm - The Conant High School boys basketball team faced Fremd High School in the 4A Sectional Championship game on Friday, March 10 in Arlington Heights.

Images: Montini vs. Fremd, Class 4A third place game in girls basketball

Mar 04 2017 | 11:42 pm - The Montini Catholic High School girls basketball team faced off against Fremd in Class 4A third place game action at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University, Saturday Mar. 4

Images: Geneva vs. Edwardsville, Class 4A state title game in girls basketball

Mar 04 2017 | 11:39 pm - The Geneva High School girls basketball team faced off against Edwardsville in Class 4A state final action at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University, Saturday, Mar. 4

Images: Geneva gets past Fremd, 34-33 in Class 4A state semis

Mar 03 2017 | 11:23 pm - The Geneva High School girls basketball team won 34-33 against Fremd in Class 4A state semifinal action at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University, Friday Mar. 3

Images: Montini falls to Edwardsville, 37-35 in Class 4A state semis

Mar 03 2017 | 11:29 pm - The Montini Catholic High School girls basketball team fell 37-35 against Edwardsville in Class 4A state semifinal action at Redbird Arena on the campus of Illinois State University, Friday Mar. 3

Images: Friday at the Girls Gymnastics State Final Meet

Feb 17 2017 | 11:20 pm - See action from Friday at the State Final Meet in Girls Gymnastics at Palatine High School.

Images: Maine West vs. Highland Park, boys basketball

Feb 10 2017 | 11:14 pm - The Maine West High School boys basketball team hosted Highland Park High School on Friday, Feb. 10, at Des Plaines

Images: Fremd vs. Conant, boys basketball

Jan 20 2017 | 11:09 pm - The Fremd High School boys basketball team hosted Conant on Friday, Jan. 20, in Palatine.

Images: Rolling Meadows vs. Hersey, boys and girls basketball

Jan 06 2017 | 11:27 pm - The Hersey High School boys basketball team hosted Rolling Meadows High School on Friday, Jan. 6, in Arlington Heights.

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