Longtime Mercury photographer retires

By The Mercury

Rod Mikinski, a Manhattan Mercury photographer for 34 years, has announced his retirement.

Mikinski, in a written statement published in today’s Mercury, called his tenure at the paper “a great joy,” and thanked the “people of this community who let me get closer to the action because of their trust and confidence in me.”

Mikinski started as a full-time photographer at The Mercury in September 1979. He helped the paper win dozens of state and national awards for photographic excellence over the years.

“In many ways Rod was the face of The Manhattan Mercury at public events, and we’re grateful to him for representing us so well with such excellent work,” said Mercury publisher Ned Seaton. “We will miss his great work, and I will miss him personally, too.”

A national search for a replacement is underway.

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