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.