Images from around the world chosen by the photo desk at the Winnipeg Free Press.
February 22, 2014
A Manitoba day in sled dog training. Photography by Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press
Samantha Page runs her four-dog team at their home near Woodlands, Manitoba. February 12, 2014 (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)
January 10, 2014
Architects and builders of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights took members of the media on an extensive tour Friday morning. Construction on the complex structure are almost complete and preparations for the exhibits is about to begin.
The main floor ticket area, restaurant and patio.
January 7, 2014
Photojournalist Boris Minkevich selects his best work of 2013.
Photographer's choice: Sometimes life rolls out in front of a photojournalist perfectly. Like the Sunday my dog went to a local mall to tell Santa what he wanted for Christmas. This brother and sister were ahead of us. They have different owners but double teamed Santa this year for old times sake. Only appearing online because of a tight paper the next day, I hope it puts a smile on your face as big as mine.
Lil' Buddy and Lola Get a seat on Old Saint Nick at Kildonan Place Shopping Centre. December 8, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
January 3, 2014
Photojournalist John Woods picks his best work from 2013.
PHOTOGRAPHER'S CHOICE - In this job we are privileged to spend time with people who show you the strength of the human spirit... Cole was one of those people.
Maydanuk was in a tragic workplace accident at the CN rail yards in Brandon on July 25, 2012 resulting in the loss of both of his legs. Here he fits his first set of legs.
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
January 2, 2014
Photojournalist Ruth Bonneville picks her best work from 2013.
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
December 30, 2013
Photojournalist Ken Gigliotti picks his best work from 2013.
Photographer's choice - Inner city kids experience the pure joy of learning science in the summer camp setting at University of Winnipeg. 5000 kids took part in the free Ecokids Summer Camp since 2008. UofW provides programming, transportation, nutrition supplies and t-shirts for the kids. The camp was cancelled over debate about corporate ethical partnering in 2013. Experiencing the camp first hand over several years made this one my favourite pictures of the year, although the story that played out behind the scenes was very sad for the kids and for the nurturing staff that provided engaging programming and athletics. JULY 18 2013
(KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
December 29, 2013
Photojournalist Mike Deal picks his best work from 2013.
I think I waited about 20 minutes for this moment to occur after everyone had started to pack up and leave. One of the great things about this job is being able to be there when emotions run high. I have to admit as a father myself I started getting choked up while taking this photo, imagining what Larry Jones must be thinking, how proud he must be as he hugs his daughter, Jennifer Jones, after her team won the Canadian Curling Trials at the MTS Centre to become an Olympian for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. December 6, 2013 (Mike Deal / Winnipeg Free Press)
December 27, 2013
Photojournalist Phil Hossack picks his best work from 2013.
I love it when life and art merge. In the simple act of tying up their ballet slippers a pair of young dancers prove once again that life does imitate art, or is it art imitating life?
Aspiring ballerinas with the RWB School tie up last minute details before assuming the stage at The Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park for the annual Ballet in the Park. July 24, 2013 (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press)