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: Barrington vs. Fremd football

Sep 22 2017 | 10:40 pm - The Barrington High School football team hosted Fremd High School on Friday, Sept. 22, in Barrington.

Images: #TBT Gallery revisits suburban cheerleaders

Sep 20 2017 | 3:42 pm - Our #TBT Gallery looks back at cheerleaders in the suburbs in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Images: St. Viator vs. Benet Academy, football

Sep 15 2017 | 10:48 pm - The St. Viator High School football team hosted Benet Academy on Friday, Sept. 15, in Arlington Heights.

Images: Buffalo Grove over Maine West, 30-7 in football

Sep 08 2017 | 10:16 pm - The Maine West High School football team hosted and fell 30-7 to Buffalo Grove High School on Friday, Sept 8, in Des Plaines.

Images: Hoffman Estates over Hersey,16-10 in football

Sep 01 2017 | 11:15 pm - The Hoffman Estates High School football team hosted and won 16-10 over Hersey High School on Friday, Sept. 1, in Hoffman Estates

Images: Palatine falls to Stevenson, 14-7 in football

Aug 25 2017 | 10:44 pm - The Palatine Pirates hosted and fell 14-7 to the Stevenson Patriots for football action on Friday, August 25 in Palatine.

Images: Chicago Bears Practice at Prospect High School

Aug 17 2017 | 9:21 pm - See NFL practice action as the Chicago Bears visited George Gattas Memorial Stadium on the campus of Prospect High School in Mount Prospect Thursday night.

Images: Fusion Indian/Mexican wedding blends cultures

Jul 31 2017 | 11:33 pm - See moments from a two-day fusion Indian/Mexican wedding blending elements of both cultures together, such as Hindu and Catholic rituals, piñatas and henna handpainting, and catered Mexican and Indian food.

Images: Opening Night at the Blackhawks Convention

Jul 21 2017 | 9:05 pm - See moments from Opening Night of the 10th Annual Blackhawks Convention at Hilton Chicago on Friday.

Images: #TBT Gallery looks back at Western Open golf tournament

Jul 06 2017 | 9:33 am - Our #TBT Gallery takes a look back at the Western Open professional Golf Tournament.

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