• Zellers (February 12, 2013) / Target (March 23, 2015)
  • The lights of the aurora borealis over Lake Winnipeg at Victoria Beach late at night on March 18th. A geomagnetic storm sent solar rays soaring into the Earth's atmosphere, leading to significant northern lights activity that was visible across much of North America March 18 and 19th. (Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press)
  • (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

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

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  • September 21, 2012

    L.B. Foote - from the Free Press archives

    On Wednesday, September 26, the University of Manitoba Press will release Imagining Winnipeg: History through the Photographs of L.B. Foote. Here is a selection of Foote images found in the Free Press archives.

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The North East corner of Portage and Main, 1920.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives The North East corner of Portage and Main, 1920. Photo Store

  • L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
Winnipeg Free Press carrier boys wearing surgical masks during the

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg Free Press carrier boys wearing surgical masks during the "spanish" flu epidemic in 1918. Photo Store

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Celebration of King George V's jubiliee in front of Legislative Building, with the University of Manitoba Broadway campus in the background, 1935.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Celebration of King George V's jubiliee in front of Legislative Building, with the University of Manitoba Broadway campus in the background, 1935. Photo Store

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St. Johns Ambulance of C.P.R. Weston at Assiniboine Park, July 15, 1939.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives St. Johns Ambulance of C.P.R. Weston at Assiniboine Park, July 15, 1939. Photo Store

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British actress and comedian Gracie Fields in front of the Countess of Dufferin during a fundraising tour, 1940.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives British actress and comedian Gracie Fields in front of the Countess of Dufferin during a fundraising tour, 1940. Photo Store

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Winnipeg figure skating champion Mary Rose Thacker Temple outside the CNR Station, 1942.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg figure skating champion Mary Rose Thacker Temple outside the CNR Station, 1942. Photo Store

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Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. Looking along Burrows avenue from Andrews street the street strewn with debris from the Strathcona School and wrecked houses.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. Looking along Burrows avenue from Andrews street the street strewn with debris from the Strathcona School and wrecked houses.   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. 
A section of roof blown onto the automobile in which ex-Chief MacPherson and Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie were riding. The car and occupants were struck by a large section of apartment block roofing blown from King to Main street.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. A section of roof blown onto the automobile in which ex-Chief MacPherson and Mr. and Mrs. McKenzie were riding. The car and occupants were struck by a large section of apartment block roofing blown from King to Main street.   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. 
House somewhat dilapidated - Front view of 575 and 577 (Freedman's houses) Magnus Street.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. House somewhat dilapidated - Front view of 575 and 577 (Freedman's houses) Magnus Street.   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919.   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919.   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. Looking west from street railway Subway on Portage Avenue. All power, electrical poles and trolley wires down from Subway west to C.N.R. tracks.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. Looking west from street railway Subway on Portage Avenue. All power, electrical poles and trolley wires down from Subway west to C.N.R. tracks.   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. 
Shows the accumulated debris in front of Strathcona School, looking northwest.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. Shows the accumulated debris in front of Strathcona School, looking northwest.   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. 
The Evangelical Lutheran (German) church on the southwest corner of College and McKenzie. The steeple and cupola can be seen on the street in front of the edifice.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives Winnipeg was subject to a devastating wind storm on June 17, 1919. The Evangelical Lutheran (German) church on the southwest corner of College and McKenzie. The steeple and cupola can be seen on the street in front of the edifice.   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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South African war veterans re-union and banquet at the embassy, March 2, 1940.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives South African war veterans re-union and banquet at the embassy, March 2, 1940. Photo Store

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winnipeg downtown. undated

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives winnipeg downtown. undated Photo Store

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City Hall, April 4, 1921 
Unemployed march through city -  Approximately four hundred took part in the unemployed parade through the Winnipeg streets on Saturday afternoon. The parade where a mass meeting had been held earlier in the afternoon, it being addressed by several of the Winnipeg labour leaders.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives City Hall, April 4, 1921 Unemployed march through city - Approximately four hundred took part in the unemployed parade through the Winnipeg streets on Saturday afternoon. The parade where a mass meeting had been held earlier in the afternoon, it being addressed by several of the Winnipeg labour leaders. Photo Store

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-undated -  The interior of the old Manitoba Legislative Building which was on the grounds of the current building.

    L. B. Foote / Winnipeg Free Press Archives -undated - The interior of the old Manitoba Legislative Building which was on the grounds of the current building. Photo Store

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