Photographer formerly with Boston Herald for 25+ years lands a new gig

Veteran photographer Mark Garfinkel starts at NBC10 Boston on Monday.

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A little more than a month after he was laid off from the Boston Herald following more than 25 years at the paper, veteran photographer Mark Garfinkel has a new home.

Garfinkel announced on Twitter on Thursday that he will be joining the staff at NBC10 Boston.

“Today I’m proud & thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining the talented staff of @NBC10Boston,” Garfinkel tweeted. “I’ve enjoyed decades of photographing #Boston & vicinity w/my still photography cameras, and that will not change. New to the equation will be some video added in. Thx for the support!”

Garfinkel, who is married to Boston Globe reporter Laura Crimaldi, said in an email that he will start his new job on Monday, Nov. 12.


“I am thrilled to be at NBC10Boston, NewEngland Cable News, and Telemundo, and quite excited to work with such a talented group of professionals,” Garfinkel wrote. “It is a great fit for me.”

Garfinkel was one of 14 Herald employees laid off on Oct. 4, the latest in a series of drastic cuts the paper has suffered since Digital First Media purchased it in March. In August, the paper announced it will be leaving its Boston headquarters and relocating to an office park in Braintree.

After Garfinkel announced on Twitter that he had been laid off, he received an outpouring of responses from journalists at numerous local news outlets, as well as from multiple police departments, politicians, and other public figures who had gotten to know him over the years.

“Mark, your talent and connection to our city come through in each and every one of your photos — thank you for your years of hard work,” Mayor Marty Walsh wrote. “I hope to continue seeing your incredible photos of our city.”

“Mark, you set the standard for ‘street photographers’ that cover breaking news,” Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph E. Finn tweeted. “You are one of the most professional, thoughtful and compassionate members of the media I have met during my career. Hopeful it is short term.”


“Mark, you are a terrific photographer and I look forward to continuing to appreciate and marvel at your work with some other enterprise,” Governor Charlie Baker tweeted.

In an emailed statement, NBC10 Boston vice president of news Ben Dobson said he expects Garfinkel will be a “key contributor” at the station.

“Mark is well-sourced and well-respected in our region,” Dobson wrote. “He will no doubt help our stations stand out when it comes to breaking news and will be a key contributor to our digital properties.”