The outstanding work of a Winnipeg Free Press photographer has come into national focus.
Ruth Bonneville, a photojournalist at the Free Press, is among the nominees for the 2013 National Pictures of the Year awards, it was announced Monday night.
A photo of two brothers in their 80s rekindling old stories in the loft above the barn they built with their dad on a farm in southwestern Manitoba has been nominated for 2013 National Picture of the Year by the News Photographers Association of Canada in the feature category.
Bonneville is also nominated in the social issues category for her work when she accompanied a medical team that helped handicapped children in Kampala, Africa.
Tim Smith, a photographer at the Brandon Sun, is also up for a pair of awards, including 2013 photojournalist of the year.
The awards are held by the News Photographers Association of Canada, which recognizes the excellence of photojournalists across the country. The winners will be announced at the 2013 National Pictures of the Year Awards Gala in Vancouver May 24. The multimedia categories will be announced next week.