• (Front to back) Risa Shatford, Nadia Minkevich, and Wayne Shatford head into the lake to cool off at Lake of the Woods. July 27, 2014
  • Palestinian supporters hold a rally at the Manitoba Legislative Building. July 14, 2014.

This image is from a rally against the Israel bombing of Gaza. It reminds me of the freedom we still have in this country to gather freely, unlike those who live under unjust regimes and occupation. — John Woods
  • As a photojournalist, our job is to take pictures that tell stories.  If those photos evoke emotion in the viewer, then better yet.  The photo that moves me the most this past year is that of Bradley Bone, the 16-year-old pall bearer at Tina Fontaine's funeral who stepped outside his comfort zone to give her one last hug goodbye. On Aug. 23, I attended Tina Fontaine's funeral in Sagkeeng First Nation. After the formal service was over, the six pallbearers, all cousins of Tina, had gathered around her casket quietly, waiting for the hearse to arrive. Bradley Bone, one of the pallbearers, referred to Tina as his 'little sister.'  I had asked the family ahead of time if I could photograph Tina's final journey and they agreed. It was during this time of waiting that Bradley, unable to hold back his emotions any longer, made a bold move to say goodbye in his own way to Tina by wrapping his arms around her coffin and laying his body across its case. It was an impromptu show of affection that happened so quickly, I barely caught a few frames on my camera. There wasn't any time to analyze my position, check the lighting, or even crop the photo. The heartfelt display of emotion was quick, raw and fleeting; I couldn't risk missing it by moving. As the family could not have an open casket funeral due to her being pulled from the damaging waters of the Red River and the monstrous crime committed against her, the closest Bradley could get to her to say goodbye, one last time, was to hug her casket. This image to me is symbolic, for as this teenage boy wrapped his arms around his little cousin one last time, so too has a nation wrapped their arms around the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women in our nation.  - Ruth Bonneville
  • In April 2014 I followed exotic dancer Aurora Sky at work and at home with her two young boys. To document her life dancing in the nude in various bars around Winnipeg I photographed one performance where I had permission, and behind the scenes with her family. This was my favourite photo, captured while Aurora was getting ready in a small hotel room designated for dancers competing in the Miss Nude Winnipeg Contest at Teasers Burlesque palace.
  • Lana Fontaine, an Aunt of Tina Fontaine, weeps at a memorial shrine built on the bank of the Red River where her niece's body was recovered. August 19, 2014

Images from around the world chosen by the photo desk at the Winnipeg Free Press.

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  • September 12, 2010

    Banjo Bowl

    A sold-out crowd watched the Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 31-2 at the annual Banjo Bowl Sunday. Free Press freelance photographer David Lipnowski was at the gates to capture the craziest of the crazy fans from both sides and lived to bring us these images.

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  • (L-R) Adam Lagace, Quinn Proutt, and Max Proutt

    (L-R) Adam Lagace, Quinn Proutt, and Max Proutt   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Bomber nut Frank Svistovski goes bananas.

    Bomber nut Frank Svistovski goes bananas.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Jordan Nicholson is green.

    Jordan Nicholson is green.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Chad Heminger is blue.

    Chad Heminger is blue.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • "Dueling Banjos" Scott Chisholm (left) and Don Schwartz   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Tyrell Digness (left) and Chris Kalmakoff found their way to the big city.

    Tyrell Digness (left) and Chris Kalmakoff found their way to the big city.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Brett Rey

    Brett Rey   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • On his way to a toga party, Colton Harbottle found a football game.

    On his way to a toga party, Colton Harbottle found a football game.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Super fan Don Schwartz

    Super fan Don Schwartz   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Stelio, 7, and Stelio, 10,  Constantinides

    Stelio, 7, and Stelio, 10, Constantinides   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • (L-R) Whynona Yates and Jenn Whitney

    (L-R) Whynona Yates and Jenn Whitney   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Rider fan James Smid

    Rider fan James Smid   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Jayson Wall answers the call for more cowbell.

    Jayson Wall answers the call for more cowbell.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Princess Maria Thomas makes an appearance.

    Princess Maria Thomas makes an appearance.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Rider fan Nathan Kinaschuk keeps his feelings to himself.

    Rider fan Nathan Kinaschuk keeps his feelings to himself.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Jason Henderson is cage-match ready.

    Jason Henderson is cage-match ready.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Darcia Drabycz and Colten Ogle

    Darcia Drabycz and Colten Ogle   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Bomber fan Roman Naumiuk and Rider fan Clint Senko duke it out ... in a friendly way.

    Bomber fan Roman Naumiuk and Rider fan Clint Senko duke it out ... in a friendly way.   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  •  Marlee Olafson, Avery Olafson, and Chrissy Norris

    Marlee Olafson, Avery Olafson, and Chrissy Norris   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Tammy and Shelly Taillieu

    Tammy and Shelly Taillieu   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Jordan Fraser

    Jordan Fraser   (DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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