Mark Black

Staff Photographer
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Mark Black has been a Senior Staff Photographer in 2009, prior to that he served as one of many award winning staff photographers, since joining the newspaper in 1993. In addition to his photographic responsibilities Mark is the companies Copyright Administrator handing the release of all Daily Herald intellectual property for commercial, editorial and personal use. In 2007 Mark was chosen to be the Assistant Project Manager, Trainer and Power User for new Saxotech front-end system deployment. As a Power User he was part of a small elite group of editorial employees that were charged with the responsibility to the design, implement and deploy the companies largest system upgrade since its inception in 1871. In addition to all of these responsibilities he is a substitute Photography Department Supervisor, Night and Sunday Photo Editor.

During his years at the Daily Herald Mark has been honored for his work with awards from various journalism organization from around the country that include the National Press Photographers Association, Associated Press, Illinois Press Photographers Association, Inland Press and the Chicago Headline Club.

Mark has enjoyed covering such events as the 1998 NBA Finals, the 1996 Republican Convention in San Diego, CA, the 2001 inauguration of President George W. Bush along with more somber moments such as being one of first media members on the scene of the Brown's Chicken Massacre in Palatine.

In 1999 Mark Black was elected Vice President of the Illinois Press Photographers Association and was re-elected 5 times for a total of 10 years of service to an organization that promotes quality photojournalism in the state of Illinois.

Mark graduated from Columbia College with a Degree in Photojournalism where he was an elected officer of the college's National Press Photographers Association student chapter.

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Images: Willowbrook High School graduation

May 22 2016 | 7:18 pm - Willowbrook High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22 at the school.

Images: Addison Trail High School graduation

May 22 2016 | 7:19 pm - Addison Trail High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22 at the school.

Images: Montini High School graduation

May 22 2016 | 7:12 pm - Montini High School held its graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 22 at the school.

Images: Naperville North High School Graduation

May 18 2016 | 11:11 pm - Naperville North held its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 18 at the school.

New half marathon for women finds fitting home in Naperville

Apr 24 2016 | 4:58 pm - With its annual marathon, pair of triathlons and numerous 5Ks, Naperville knows a thing or two about running. So when an event company came looking for a community to host a new half marathon for women, Naperville was an obvious choice.

Images: #TBT Gallery features suburban Girl Scouts

Apr 13 2016 | 2:17 pm - We look back at The Girl Scouts of America between 1966 and 1984 in the suburbs.

Nuns join runners on trek through South Elgin

Mar 06 2016 | 7:03 pm - A contingent of nuns and about 150 other runners took to the streets of South Elgin on Sunday for the second annual Run for the Nuns 5K to help raise money for the Imagine Sisters Movement.

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