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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Jul 28 2016 | 2:43 pm - Our #TBT Gallery this week takes a look back at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Images: Cubs over White Sox, 3-1 on Thursday

Jul 28 2016 | 10:54 pm - See action from the Chicago Cubs’ 3-1 win over the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field in Chicago Thursday night.

Images: Cubs take the series with 6-2 win over Mets

Jul 20 2016 | 7:43 pm - Two Anthony Rizzo homers and a strong start from Kyle Hendricks propelled the Chicago Cubs past the New York Mets at Wrigley Field in Chicago Wednesday.

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Images: Elk Grove High School graduation

Jun 05 2016 | 4:47 pm - Elk Grove High School held its graduation on Sunday, June 5, at the school.

Images: Prospect High School graduation

Jun 05 2016 | 4:36 pm - Prospect High School held its graduation on Sunday, June 5, at the school.

Images: Barrington High School graduation

Jun 03 2016 | 10:15 pm - Barrington High School held its graduaton on Friday, June 3, at Willow Creek Church.

Images: Hoffman Estates High School graduation

Jun 02 2016 | 10:56 pm - Hoffman Estates High School held its graduaton on Thursday, June 2, at Willow Creek Church.

Images: #TBT Gallery remembers the Paddock family

Jun 02 2016 | 5:35 am - For this week’s #TBT Gallery, we take a look back at the Paddocks through the years at suburban events.

Images: Warren Township High School graduation

May 21 2016 | 3:44 pm - Warren Township High School held its graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 21 in the Welsh-Ryan Arena at Northwestern University in Evanston.

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