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Free Press photographer nominated for national awards

Posted: 03/11/2014 9:08 AM | Comments: 0

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Four-month-old Jonah, who was born with no legs, has an afternoon nap in his crib at Bulrushes, a home for high-risk, abandoned and orphaned babies in Kampala. This photo has been nominated for 2013 National Picture of the Year by the News Photographers Association of Canada in the social issues category.

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Four-month-old Jonah, who was born with no legs, has an afternoon nap in his crib at Bulrushes, a home for high-risk, abandoned and orphaned babies in Kampala. This photo has been nominated for 2013 National Picture of the Year by the News Photographers Association of Canada in the social issues category. Photo Store

The outstanding work of a Winnipeg Free Press photographer has come into a 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.

Bonneville is nominated in two different areas -- the feature category and the social issues category.

Tim Smith, a photographer at the Brandon Sun, is also up for a pair of awards, including 2013 photojournalist of the year. He is also nominated in the pictorial category.

The awards are put on by the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC), 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.

All of the nominees, including a gallery of nominated photos, can be seen at npac.ca.

  • My favourite picture of 2013 can be traced back to my roots.  Earlier this year I visited my family farm in southwestern Manitoba to celebrate my father's milestone 80th birthday.
The scene in this photo is set in a loft of a large barn built by the skillful hands of my grandfather.  My father and uncle take centre stage as they stand in the middle of the loft while my daughter cradles a young kitten behind them.  As the two men casually reminisce about the past, their shadows grow taller as a cast of light shines like a spotlight on the emerging generation behind them. Though the eye is drawn to the light shining in the background, the viewer's attention is quickly pulled foreword to the shadowy figures in the foreground.
This haunting image illustrates to me how the generation that is to come serves its future well when it values and learns from the experience and wisdom held in the roots of its past. Go to this link to watch Ruth's Uncle Herman perform the

    My favourite picture of 2013 can be traced back to my roots. Earlier this year I visited my family farm in southwestern Manitoba to celebrate my father's milestone 80th birthday. The scene in this photo is set in a loft of a large barn built by the skillful hands of my grandfather. My father and uncle take centre stage as they stand in the middle of the loft while my daughter cradles a young kitten behind them. As the two men casually reminisce about the past, their shadows grow taller as a cast of light shines like a spotlight on the emerging generation behind them. Though the eye is drawn to the light shining in the background, the viewer's attention is quickly pulled foreword to the shadowy figures in the foreground. This haunting image illustrates to me how the generation that is to come serves its future well when it values and learns from the experience and wisdom held in the roots of its past. Go to this link to watch Ruth's Uncle Herman perform the "Farmer's Song" http://wfp.to/8H1 Oct 08, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Lilyfield United Church is illuminated by the sun as it sets across a field near Sturgeon Rd. Tuesday afternoon. Jan 22, 2013 (Ruth Bonneville /  Winnipeg Free Press)

    Lilyfield United Church is illuminated by the sun as it sets across a field near Sturgeon Rd. Tuesday afternoon. Jan 22, 2013 (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Shelter for women and children--Osborne House. A young women is silhouetted in the stairwell of the shelter as a young child makes his way down the stairs. July 31, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Shelter for women and children--Osborne House. A young women is silhouetted in the stairwell of the shelter as a young child makes his way down the stairs. July 31, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie # 34 James Reimer looses his helmet when Winnipeg Jets # 22 Chris Thorburn crashes into the Leafs net during the 3rd period at MTS Centre.  Feb 07, 2013 (Ruth Bonneville /  Winnipeg Free Press)

    Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie # 34 James Reimer looses his helmet when Winnipeg Jets # 22 Chris Thorburn crashes into the Leafs net during the 3rd period at MTS Centre. Feb 07, 2013 (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • The sun sets through a row of silo's off Wilkes Ave. Saturday afternoon. Jan 26, 2013 (Ruth Bonneville /  Winnipeg Free Press)

    The sun sets through a row of silo's off Wilkes Ave. Saturday afternoon. Jan 26, 2013 (Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Trip down the Seine River from the Perimeter through St Vital and St. Boniface to where it feeds into the Red River just north of the Forks. A paddler creeps along with the current flowing under the Perimeter bridge on the Seine River. June  20, 2013 Watch Ruth's feature video On the River Seine here: http://wfp.to/8HS
Ruth Bonneville  / Winnipeg Free Press

    Trip down the Seine River from the Perimeter through St Vital and St. Boniface to where it feeds into the Red River just north of the Forks. A paddler creeps along with the current flowing under the Perimeter bridge on the Seine River. June 20, 2013 Watch Ruth's feature video On the River Seine here: http://wfp.to/8HS Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Close sisters, six year old Sopha Penne (right) and Alexis - 7 years share and intimate embrace. The siblings became close after enduring long stints in the children's hospital after Sophia was diagnosed with cancer when she was 2 and a half years old.     
July 13, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Close sisters, six year old Sopha Penne (right) and Alexis - 7 years share and intimate embrace. The siblings became close after enduring long stints in the children's hospital after Sophia was diagnosed with cancer when she was 2 and a half years old. July 13, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • The weathered wood siding on this old farm house frames the mirror image of the farmyard and large barn directly across from it in the late afternoon light. This family farm in south western Manitoba was purchased by Ruth Bonneville's great grandfather almost 100 years ago and once was a bustling family business. Now the family home, barn and outbuildings house only echos from the past.
Oct 08, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    The weathered wood siding on this old farm house frames the mirror image of the farmyard and large barn directly across from it in the late afternoon light. This family farm in south western Manitoba was purchased by Ruth Bonneville's great grandfather almost 100 years ago and once was a bustling family business. Now the family home, barn and outbuildings house only echos from the past. Oct 08, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Twenty month old Ryder Buors exudes excitement  as ducks surround him along the creek at Kildonan Park Tuesday while attending park with family. Oct   08, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Twenty month old Ryder Buors exudes excitement as ducks surround him along the creek at Kildonan Park Tuesday while attending park with family. Oct 08, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Young Sikh students have some fun as they goof around outside their school at the Punjab Cultural Centre. September 12, 2013 
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Young Sikh students have some fun as they goof around outside their school at the Punjab Cultural Centre. September 12, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Don Rocan, a resident of Springfield municipality loves spending time with his horses on his acreage near Birds Hill Park. Sept  17, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Don Rocan, a resident of Springfield municipality loves spending time with his horses on his acreage near Birds Hill Park. Sept 17, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Winnipeg Free Press columnist Lindor Reynolds shares a tender moment with her husband Neil at their home after recently being diagnosed with brain cancer. July 10, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Winnipeg Free Press columnist Lindor Reynolds shares a tender moment with her husband Neil at their home after recently being diagnosed with brain cancer. July 10, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Thousands of  students from across the province celebrate the events on stage at the 3rd annual We Day events at MTS Centre Wednesday. October 30, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Thousands of students from across the province celebrate the events on stage at the 3rd annual We Day events at MTS Centre Wednesday. October 30, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Freezing overnight temperatures created circular ice formations on the Assiniboine River appearing to be like craters on the moon. November 13, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Freezing overnight temperatures created circular ice formations on the Assiniboine River appearing to be like craters on the moon. November 13, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Assiniboine Park Zoo Polo Bear Hudson hams it up for the camera Saturday afternoon.
Nov 30, 2013
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Assiniboine Park Zoo Polo Bear Hudson hams it up for the camera Saturday afternoon. Nov 30, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Seven year old Elizabeth Terry (left, Tiger face) giggles and tickles her friend Maci Jacobs - 3 and a half, as they open and  play with gifts given out to them at the annual Salvation Army breakfast Saturday morning.  Dec 7, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Seven year old Elizabeth Terry (left, Tiger face) giggles and tickles her friend Maci Jacobs - 3 and a half, as they open and play with gifts given out to them at the annual Salvation Army breakfast Saturday morning. Dec 7, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • A SAREX Search and Rescue member parachutes out of a hercules airplane into Lake Winnipeg during mission near Gimli harbour. 
Sept  18, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    A SAREX Search and Rescue member parachutes out of a hercules airplane into Lake Winnipeg during mission near Gimli harbour. Sept 18, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Cast members with Bethlehem LIVE! at Gateway Church reenact the birth of baby Jesus for their annual Christmas production. 
Dec 21, 2013
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Cast members with Bethlehem LIVE! at Gateway Church reenact the birth of baby Jesus for their annual Christmas production. Dec 21, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • A water lily in full bloom floats in a inlet along the shores of Dog Tooth Lake in Ontario. 
Aug, 2013
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    A water lily in full bloom floats in a inlet along the shores of Dog Tooth Lake in Ontario. Aug, 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • A young boy carries his little baby sister on his back in a village near Gulu in Uganda Africa.  Many of the children in this village are orphaned due to war and disease. Watch Ruth's video feature here: http://wfp.to/8H0
Feb 2013
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    A young boy carries his little baby sister on his back in a village near Gulu in Uganda Africa. Many of the children in this village are orphaned due to war and disease. Watch Ruth's video feature here: http://wfp.to/8H0 Feb 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Children use old tires or bicycle tire rims as toys to play with in villages near Gulu in northern Uganda.  Many of the children in this village are orphaned due to war and disease.
Feb 2013
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Children use old tires or bicycle tire rims as toys to play with in villages near Gulu in northern Uganda. Many of the children in this village are orphaned due to war and disease. Feb 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • A foster mom is surrounded by her eight children outside her home in Suubi Children's Village in southern Uganda.  Many Watoto mothers are widowed or abandoned and are eager to have a family and a home.  Some have children of their own that they bring with them to live in the village that is fully supported by Watoto sponsors and donations. 
Feb 2013
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    A foster mom is surrounded by her eight children outside her home in Suubi Children's Village in southern Uganda. Many Watoto mothers are widowed or abandoned and are eager to have a family and a home. Some have children of their own that they bring with them to live in the village that is fully supported by Watoto sponsors and donations. Feb 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • Four-month-old Jonah who was born with no legs has a afternoon nap in his crib at Bulrushes, a home for high risk, abandoned and orphaned babies in Kampala's city centre in Uganda. 
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    Four-month-old Jonah who was born with no legs has a afternoon nap in his crib at Bulrushes, a home for high risk, abandoned and orphaned babies in Kampala's city centre in Uganda. Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

  • A lioness lays waiting for its prey in the tall grass and evening light  in the desert in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda Africa.
Feb 2013
Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

    A lioness lays waiting for its prey in the tall grass and evening light in the desert in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda Africa. Feb 2013 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

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