• 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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  • June 17, 2013

    Manitoba Marathon

    Visual highlights from the start to finish lines of the 35th Manitoba Marathon.

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  • Spectators spray a runner with water guns at Mile 24. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Spectators spray a runner with water guns at Mile 24. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Half marathon participants approach the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Half marathon participants approach the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Maddox Mccorrister, 5, middle, on the way to his Mini Mites victory. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Maddox Mccorrister, 5, middle, on the way to his Mini Mites victory. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • A Super Run participant steps through a puddle near the start line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A Super Run participant steps through a puddle near the start line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • A full marathon runner carries a Canadian flag past Laura Secord School in Wolseley. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A full marathon runner carries a Canadian flag past Laura Secord School in Wolseley. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Runners are greeted by a colourful crowd in front of Laura Secord School in Wolseley. The school was also a relay exchange zone. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Runners are greeted by a colourful crowd in front of Laura Secord School in Wolseley. The school was also a relay exchange zone. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Darolyn Walker approaches the finish line to become the ladies half marathon winner with a time of 1:26:42, and Corey Gallagher salutes the crowd as he wins the men's half with a time of 1:10:50.  (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Darolyn Walker approaches the finish line to become the ladies half marathon winner with a time of 1:26:42, and Corey Gallagher salutes the crowd as he wins the men's half with a time of 1:10:50. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Wheelchair participants leave the start line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Wheelchair participants leave the start line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • A runner pushes on towards the Mile 18 marker on Queen Elizabeth Way. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A runner pushes on towards the Mile 18 marker on Queen Elizabeth Way. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Evans Maiko, from Kenya, wins the full marathon at 2:28:18.  (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Evans Maiko, from Kenya, wins the full marathon at 2:28:18. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Evans Maiko, of Kenya, marathon winner, catching his breath shortly after crossing the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Evans Maiko, of Kenya, marathon winner, catching his breath shortly after crossing the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Gina Tranquada wins the women's full race at 3:02:04. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Gina Tranquada wins the women's full race at 3:02:04. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • A full marathon participant runs along Chancellor Matheson Drive.  (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A full marathon participant runs along Chancellor Matheson Drive. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • A half marathon participant approaches the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A half marathon participant approaches the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Two half marathon participants sprint across the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Two half marathon participants sprint across the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Half marathon participant getting help near the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Half marathon participant getting help near the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Manitoba Marathon runners push and encourage each other through Mile 24. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Manitoba Marathon runners push and encourage each other through Mile 24. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • A relay runner reacts upon seeing the water station at Mile 18. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A relay runner reacts upon seeing the water station at Mile 18. (JESSICA BURTNICK/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Relay participants near the finish line at the University of Manitoba during the 35th Annual Manitoba Marathon. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Relay participants near the finish line at the University of Manitoba during the 35th Annual Manitoba Marathon. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Friends and family provide support for participants in various races at the University of Manitoba. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Friends and family provide support for participants in various races at the University of Manitoba. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Friends and family support their loved ones from the bleachers near the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Friends and family support their loved ones from the bleachers near the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • A masked half marathon participant crosses the finish line at the University of Manitoba. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A masked half marathon participant crosses the finish line at the University of Manitoba. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • 10K participants near the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    10K participants near the finish line. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Amanda Pfrimmer, 18, Jennifer Bell, 21, Nikki Bell, 19 and Deb Pfrimmer pose after running in the 35th Annual Manitoba Marathon.  (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Amanda Pfrimmer, 18, Jennifer Bell, 21, Nikki Bell, 19 and Deb Pfrimmer pose after running in the 35th Annual Manitoba Marathon. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Ching-Te Huang proudly displays his medal after completing his 348th  marathon. Yes...348!!! (OLIVER SACHGAU / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Manitoba Marathon

    Ching-Te Huang proudly displays his medal after completing his 348th marathon. Yes...348!!! (OLIVER SACHGAU / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Manitoba Marathon Photo Store

  • Jayne Mullen cries and hugs her mother after finishing her marathon at the last minute at 12:59 with a time of 5:59:00. (OLIVER SACHGAU / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    Jayne Mullen cries and hugs her mother after finishing her marathon at the last minute at 12:59 with a time of 5:59:00. (OLIVER SACHGAU / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • A sleepy Super Run participant crosses the finish line at the University of Manitoba during the 35th Annual Manitoba Marathon. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

    A sleepy Super Run participant crosses the finish line at the University of Manitoba during the 35th Annual Manitoba Marathon. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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