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: St. Francis vs. IC Catholic Prep girls basketball

Feb 08 2016 | 9:32 pm - IC Catholic Prep hosted St. Francis for girls basketball on Monday, February 8, 2016.

Meet the pioneering exotic pet vet from Lisle

Feb 09 2016 | 11:59 am - What's the oddest creature Lisle exotic pet veterinarian has ever treated? A millipede infested with little mites. Yes, a bug infested with bugs.

Images: Bartlett tops Glenbard East, 39-31 in girls basketball

Feb 02 2016 | 8:49 pm - Glenbard East hosted and fell 39-31 to Bartlett for girls basketball action on February 2, 2016, in Lombard.

Images: Batavia falls to Fremd, 65-29 in girls basketball

Jan 18 2016 | 9:36 pm - Batavia fell to Fremd, 65-29 in the Subway Classic girls basketball game at Willowbrook High School on January 18, 2016 in Villa Park.

Children, adults with autism give skiing a try in Lisle

Jan 17 2016 | 6:35 pm - Lisle Girl Scouts braved the cold Sunday to help children and adults with autism try out skiing, some for the first time, at Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports.

Images: Willowbrook vs West Chicago boys basketball

Jan 12 2016 | 10:08 pm - Willowbrook hosted West Chicago for boys basketball action on January 12, 2016 in Villa Park.

Images: Icons of Wayne

Jan 14 2016 | 12:44 pm - If you were to paint a picture of small-town America, the village of Wayne could be a perfect model.

Images: Fenton falls to Addison Trail, 68-39 in boys basketball

Jan 05 2016 | 8:57 pm - Addison Trail hosted and won 68-39 over Fenton for boys basketball action on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Images: Lisle over Hinckley-Big Rock, 51-23 in girls basketball

Jan 04 2016 | 8:20 pm - Lisle hosted and won 51-23 over Hinckley-Big Rock for girls basketball action on Monday.

See the winning images of our weekly photo contest

Dec 29 2015 | 11:10 am - Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of December 27.

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