• (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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  • January 10, 2014

    Inside the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    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.

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  • The main floor ticket area, restaurant and patio.

    The main floor ticket area, restaurant and patio.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • The builders are just about finished the complex structure  of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the work of preparing the exhibits for the public is about start.

    The builders are just about finished the complex structure of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the work of preparing the exhibits for the public is about start.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • The public's first impression on the main floor is one of darkness, but the museum gets brighter and more hopeful as a visitor ascends.

    The public's first impression on the main floor is one of darkness, but the museum gets brighter and more hopeful as a visitor ascends.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Builders (from right) Ron Martin, Todd Craigen and Brendon Hollier are seen in the building's front entrance.

    Builders (from right) Ron Martin, Todd Craigen and Brendon Hollier are seen in the building's front entrance.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Visitors are greeted with a large, dark space in the Great Hall on the main floor.

    Visitors are greeted with a large, dark space in the Great Hall on the main floor.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Light from the Garden of Contemplation can be seen  from the main floor entrance.

    Light from the Garden of Contemplation can be seen from the main floor entrance.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Elevators take visitors to the various levels from the second level Garden of Contemplation in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

    Elevators take visitors to the various levels from the second level Garden of Contemplation in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • In the open, grand, geometric space of the second-level Garden of Contemplation

    In the open, grand, geometric space of the second-level Garden of Contemplation   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Light from the glass-walled outer structure brightens the public experience on the second level Garden of Contemplation.

    Light from the glass-walled outer structure brightens the public experience on the second level Garden of Contemplation.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • On the second level, rocks and a pond fill the Garden of Contemplation.

    On the second level, rocks and a pond fill the Garden of Contemplation.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Office levels as seen from the second-level Garden of Contemplation.

    Office levels as seen from the second-level Garden of Contemplation.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Looking up from the second level Garden of Contemplation at the glass and steel structure above.

    Looking up from the second level Garden of Contemplation at the glass and steel structure above.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • LED-lit alabaster tile walkways on the third Level Canadian Gallery, where historical re-enactments  will take place.

    LED-lit alabaster tile walkways on the third Level Canadian Gallery, where historical re-enactments will take place.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Todd Craigen, district manager with PCL, explains the Hall of Hope.

    Todd Craigen, district manager with PCL, explains the Hall of Hope.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Overlooking the Hall of Hope.

    Overlooking the Hall of Hope.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • On Level 5, looking down on office space and Garden of Contemplation

    On Level 5, looking down on office space and Garden of Contemplation   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Level 5 looking down on office floors on the third leve.

    Level 5 looking down on office floors on the third leve.   (KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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