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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Wild About Wildlife in St. Charles

Nov 15 2015 | 4:34 pm - The Fox Valley Wildlife Center’s mission includes providing care and a temporary home to injured and sick wild animals from around the region. The center’s staff says that mission will become easier and more effective once they have a...

Birds of prey come to Peck Farm

Nov 14 2015 | 8:14 pm - Visitors to the Peck Farm Park in Geneva Saturday were able to participate in the program, “Birds of Prey — Migrating Majesty” that allowed guests to get up close and personal with several different predators.

Moving Picture: Photographer with Down syndrome sells artwork

Nov 04 2015 | 8:23 am - Artistic talent has no limits, despite what preconceptions might exist in the world. That is the case with photographer Geoffrey Mikol who has Down syndrome. Mikol’s natural talent as a photographer is evident to those viewing and purchasing...

Rauner, Santa join charity motorcyle ride through Kane County

Oct 11 2015 | 4:14 pm - Hundreds of motorcyclists, Santa Claus and Gov. Bruce Rauner among them, gathered in Kane County on Sunday to ride in the summerlike weather and raise money to help needy families. The 29th annual DuKane ABATE Toy and Food Run raised money and...

Morton Arboretum’s Fall Color 5K Run and Walk

Oct 04 2015 | 3:00 pm - The Fall Color 5K Run starts at 8 a.m. at the Morton Arboretum, 4100 Route 53, Lisle. A Kid’s Dash begins at 9 a.m. Info: mortonarb.org or (630) 968-0074.

Tavern Day takes Glen Ellyn back in time

Sep 27 2015 | 4:45 pm - Visitors to Glen Ellyn on Sunday took a trip more than a century into the town’s history during the 17th annual Tavern Day, sponsored by the Glen Ellyn Historical Society. The event, held at Stacy’s Tavern Museum, included log sawing,...

Farm Frolic pays tributes to St. Charles’ roots

Sep 27 2015 | 4:01 pm - Primrose Farm in St. Charles hosted its annual Farm Frolic on Sunday to help celebrate fall, farm life and educate visitors at the historic dairy farm. Visitors to the farm were able to try their hand at cow milking, pumpkin painting, milk bottle...

Itasca celebrates 125th anniversary

Aug 30 2015 | 4:12 pm - Itasca celebrated its 125th anniversary of incorporation Sunday with an old time carnival-style party at the Itasca Historical Depot Museum.

Suburban investors say they remain confident

Aug 24 2015 | 5:33 pm - Don’t panic. That was the approach of several people who spoke to the Daily Herald about the stock market roller coaster. Here’s what they had to say.

Meet the caregiver who loves helping people with Alzheimer's

May 04 2015 | 8:14 am - Chris Litavsky of Wheaton is a respite volunteer for Metropolitan Family Services. Litavsky watches and spends time with Rose, 98, once a week for three hours so her daughter Annette can leave to visit with friends or run errands.“I like...

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