• 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

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  • January 7, 2014

    Photos of the year - Boris Minkevich 2013

    Photojournalist Boris Minkevich selects his best work of 2013.

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  • 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

    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   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Chris Hadfield poses for a photo with 4 year old Kahy Thompson at Hadfields book signing (An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth) at McNally Robinson Booksellers. November 13, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Chris Hadfield poses for a photo with 4 year old Kahy Thompson at Hadfields book signing (An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth) at McNally Robinson Booksellers. November 13, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Winter melts away one drip at a time with the arrival of March in the Exchange District.  March 1, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Winter melts away one drip at a time with the arrival of March in the Exchange District. March 1, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich / Winnipeg Free ) Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition at the MTS Centre.  Evander Kane. December 18, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Winnipeg Jets Skills Competition at the MTS Centre. Evander Kane. December 18, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • The Vincent Massey Trojans football team celebrates their win over St. Paul High school Crusaders. #32 Matthew Marion explodes with excitement. November 7, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    The Vincent Massey Trojans football team celebrates their win over St. Paul High school Crusaders. #32 Matthew Marion explodes with excitement. November 7, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Detroit Red Wings Jordan Tootoo gives a thrashing to Winnipeg Jets Chris Thorburn early in the first period. November 4, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Detroit Red Wings Jordan Tootoo gives a thrashing to Winnipeg Jets Chris Thorburn early in the first period. November 4, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Manitoba Wildlife Federation's Women's waterfowl hunt.. Rena Nayer in her blind on the field. Sept. 22, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.

    Manitoba Wildlife Federation's Women's waterfowl hunt.. Rena Nayer in her blind on the field. Sept. 22, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Musical band called Royal Canoe plays at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. August 22, 2013. BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.

    Musical band called Royal Canoe plays at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. August 22, 2013. BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • The legendary B-17 bomber is at the Western Canada Aviation Museum this week. Cockpit view. August 12, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.

    The legendary B-17 bomber is at the Western Canada Aviation Museum this week. Cockpit view. August 12, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Irish dancers light up the stage at the Celtic Ireland pavilion at Folklorama. The pavilion is located at the Fort Garry Curling Club on Archibald.  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.

    Irish dancers light up the stage at the Celtic Ireland pavilion at Folklorama. The pavilion is located at the Fort Garry Curling Club on Archibald. BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS.   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Manitoba Girls Football Association league play between the St. Vital Mustangs and the North Winnipeg Nomads Jr teams. The MGFA is a stand alone program that gives girls that want to play against other girls the opportunity and still allows the girls that wish to play fall football to do so. #69 Katie Besko, #60 Fiona Shrimpton. BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS June 19, 2013

    Manitoba Girls Football Association league play between the St. Vital Mustangs and the North Winnipeg Nomads Jr teams. The MGFA is a stand alone program that gives girls that want to play against other girls the opportunity and still allows the girls that wish to play fall football to do so. #69 Katie Besko, #60 Fiona Shrimpton. BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS June 19, 2013   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Vivek Bhagria shoots hoops in the Dakota Collegiate gym. He is an 18-year-old grade 12 student who lives with dwarfism and will represent Manitoba and Canada at the 2013 World Dwarf Games on Aug. 3-10, 2013 at Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan. May 31, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Vivek Bhagria shoots hoops in the Dakota Collegiate gym. He is an 18-year-old grade 12 student who lives with dwarfism and will represent Manitoba and Canada at the 2013 World Dwarf Games on Aug. 3-10, 2013 at Michigan State University, East Lansing Michigan. May 31, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • The Snowbirds flying team performs a show in Portage la Prairie Friday afternoon. May 24, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    The Snowbirds flying team performs a show in Portage la Prairie Friday afternoon. May 24, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • A water bomber flies over a grass fire burning near Fraser Road in south Winnipeg Wednesday evening. May 15, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    A water bomber flies over a grass fire burning near Fraser Road in south Winnipeg Wednesday evening. May 15, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • A herd of young deer pose for a photo in Morris, Manitoba. April 30, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    A herd of young deer pose for a photo in Morris, Manitoba. April 30, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Super slow drive to work today for Winnipeg motorists. Visibility poor and slippery streets. Photo taken on Nairn Ave heading towards city centre. March 18, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Super slow drive to work today for Winnipeg motorists. Visibility poor and slippery streets. Photo taken on Nairn Ave heading towards city centre. March 18, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • These ice fishing huts are located in Balsam Bay on Lake Winnipeg. Feb 20, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    These ice fishing huts are located in Balsam Bay on Lake Winnipeg. Feb 20, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Jets Dustin Byfuglien is congratulated by his team mates on his first goal of the year against the Ottawa Senators at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. January 19, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Winnipeg Jets Dustin Byfuglien is congratulated by his team mates on his first goal of the year against the Ottawa Senators at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. January 19, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Photo Store

  • Sun dogs seen from the Slaw Rebchuk bridge overlooking the CP railyards. January 17, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Sun dogs seen from the Slaw Rebchuk bridge overlooking the CP railyards. January 17, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Pamela Moore with her pair of Basenji dogs named (l-r) Cairo and Moxie. The dogs breed is very interesting. They do not bark and are sight hounds that specialize in hunting by extreme sight and not smell.  January 16, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Pamela Moore with her pair of Basenji dogs named (l-r) Cairo and Moxie. The dogs breed is very interesting. They do not bark and are sight hounds that specialize in hunting by extreme sight and not smell. January 16, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Fire crews battle a house fire in St. Boniface early this morning. The call came in around 7 a.m. for a blaze in the 400 block of Goulet Street.  January 9, 2013  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Fire crews battle a house fire in St. Boniface early this morning. The call came in around 7 a.m. for a blaze in the 400 block of Goulet Street. January 9, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • First regular season Bomber game from the air. June 27, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    First regular season Bomber game from the air. June 27, 2013 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (Boris Minkevich) Photo Store

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