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: Maine South vs. Naperville Central quarterfinal football

Nov 11 2017 | 7:43 pm - Maine South hosted Naperville Central for Class 8A state quarterfinal football action on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Park Ridge. Maine South won 39-28.

Images: Class 3A State Soccer Semifinals

Nov 03 2017 | 9:58 pm - See Class 3A action from state semifinals at Hoffman Estates in boys soccer on Friday. Naperville North won 2-0 over St. Charles North and Libertyville advanced with a 2-1 win over Bradley-Bourbonnais.

Images: Maine West vs. Deerfield, football

Oct 20 2017 | 9:16 pm - The Maine West High School football team hosted Deerfield High School on Friday, Oct. 20, in Des Plaines.

Images: Rolling Meadows vs. Hersey football

Oct 13 2017 | 9:29 pm - Rolling Meadows faced Hersey in high school football action Friday night.

Images: Buffalo Grove vs. Hersey football

Oct 06 2017 | 9:07 pm - The Hersey High School football team hosted Buffalo Grove High School on Friday, Oct. 6, in Arlington Heights.

Images: Palatine vs. Barrington, football

Sep 28 2017 | 8:22 pm - The Palatine High School football team hosted Barrington High School on Thursday, Sept. 28, in Palatine.

Images: Barrington vs. Fremd football

Sep 22 2017 | 9:40 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 | 2:42 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 | 9:48 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 | 9:16 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.

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