• FAVOURITE PHOTO 2014 
This is the image that stands out for me this year. Not only does it bridge the generations of Canadian veterans, but it reminds me that unless Canada and the world change, Connor may wind up a casualty of war himself one day. September 10, 2014 

Seven-year-old Connor Chaulk checks out names on the rows of veteran graves at Brookside Cemetery candle-light vigil held to mark the anniversary of the start of the Second World War. Connor doesn't have any veteran relatives in Brookside but made a point of remembering his great grandfather, a Second World War veteran buried in Stonewall's cemetery.
  • People have told me over the years that rocker Neil Young disliked having his photo taken. I took this image of Young during his Honour The Treaties tour news conference in January at the Centennial Concert Hall. Young answered a few questions and then paused, stared at the photographers and gave me this one-on-one stare .The four-date tour raised money and awareness for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defense Fund to help fight for treaty rights in the development of the Northern Alberta oil sands. 
January 16, 2014
  • September 8, 2014 - Canadian Museum For Human Rights 
(John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press)
  • Glass negatives by photographer E.J.C. Smith, taken circa 1898. His photo store was located at 276 Smith Street in Winnipeg.

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

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    Photos of the year: John Woods

    Free Press photojournalist John Woods picks his favourite photos of 2011.

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  • Westwood Warriors of the Winnipeg High School league prepare to battle Oak Park Raiders for a playoff spot. Westwood allegedly threw a game March 3 by pulling their goalie despite the fact that they were in the lead. Their coach was suspended. March 4, 2011

    Westwood Warriors of the Winnipeg High School league prepare to battle Oak Park Raiders for a playoff spot. Westwood allegedly threw a game March 3 by pulling their goalie despite the fact that they were in the lead. Their coach was suspended. March 4, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • Ryan Purpur, Jesse Martin, Janeen Martin, Ray Braun and Cam Friesen at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, react after Mark Chipman announces at the NHL draft that the new NHL team in Winnipeg will be called the Jets. June 24, 2011

    Ryan Purpur, Jesse Martin, Janeen Martin, Ray Braun and Cam Friesen at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, react after Mark Chipman announces at the NHL draft that the new NHL team in Winnipeg will be called the Jets. June 24, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice runs out with his team at the start of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the BC Lions in Vancouver. November 27, 2011

    Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice runs out with his team at the start of the 2011 Grey Cup final between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the BC Lions in Vancouver. November 27, 2011   (Postmedia News) Photo Store

  • Chloe Reimer and her team Gang Green celebrate her point at the MTS Superspike beach volleyball tournament at Maple Grove Rugby Park. July 16, 2011

    Chloe Reimer and her team Gang Green celebrate her point at the MTS Superspike beach volleyball tournament at Maple Grove Rugby Park. July 16, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Daniel Guzman of Sisler High School competes in the varsity boys long jump at the MILK Provincial Track and Field Championships at the University of Manitoba. June 10, 2011

    Daniel Guzman of Sisler High School competes in the varsity boys long jump at the MILK Provincial Track and Field Championships at the University of Manitoba. June 10, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • James Hunt (Blue) and Sebastion Jagnyzak (Red) box in the first annual Take It Outside boxing event on Arthur Street in downtown Winnipeg. The event is a fund raiser for disadvantaged youth at Pan Am Place. August 6, 2011

    James Hunt (Blue) and Sebastion Jagnyzak (Red) box in the first annual Take It Outside boxing event on Arthur Street in downtown Winnipeg. The event is a fund raiser for disadvantaged youth at Pan Am Place. August 6, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Vicky Robson practices poll vault at the University of Manitoba. Robson is the lone Manitoban on the Canada Pan Am track and field team competing next month in Mexico. September 15, 2011

    Vicky Robson practices poll vault at the University of Manitoba. Robson is the lone Manitoban on the Canada Pan Am track and field team competing next month in Mexico. September 15, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Wesmen players come together at the end of the University of Winnipeg Wesman Baseball 100 inning marathon. Funds were raised for the Wesmen baseball program. September 24, 2011

    Wesmen players come together at the end of the University of Winnipeg Wesman Baseball 100 inning marathon. Funds were raised for the Wesmen baseball program. September 24, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A giddy crew of media seem intoxicated with Maria Aragon at a press conference after she spoke with Lady Gaga on the radio at Hot 103 in Winnipeg. It must have been a slow news month. February 18, 2011

    A giddy crew of media seem intoxicated with Maria Aragon at a press conference after she spoke with Lady Gaga on the radio at Hot 103 in Winnipeg. It must have been a slow news month. February 18, 2011   (JOHN.WOODS@FREEPRESS.MB.CA) Photo Store

  • At a memorial service at IRCOM family and friends mourn for Abdul Jemei, a young immigrant who was killed March 16. April 1, 2011

    At a memorial service at IRCOM family and friends mourn for Abdul Jemei, a young immigrant who was killed March 16. April 1, 2011   (JOHN.WOODS@FREEPRESS.MB.CA) Photo Store

  • Gerald Tait, assistant EMO on Roseau River First Nation, stands on a community ring dike on the reserve. The community was evacuated under threat of flooding. April 19, 2011

    Gerald Tait, assistant EMO on Roseau River First Nation, stands on a community ring dike on the reserve. The community was evacuated under threat of flooding. April 19, 2011   (JOHN.WOODS@FREEPRESS.MB.CA) Photo Store

  • Anita Neville, long time Liberal federal MP for Winnipeg South Centre was defeated in the federal election. May 2, 2011

    Anita Neville, long time Liberal federal MP for Winnipeg South Centre was defeated in the federal election. May 2, 2011   (JOHN.WOODS@FREEPRESS.MB.CA) Photo Store

  • At the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Premier Greg Selinger thanks Brig.-General Paul Wynyk and the Canadian Forces for their assistance during this year's flood in Manitoba. May 20, 2011

    At the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Premier Greg Selinger thanks Brig.-General Paul Wynyk and the Canadian Forces for their assistance during this year's flood in Manitoba. May 20, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • Two year old Mackenzie holds tight as her dad Master Corporal Ryan Maher holds her after he returned home at 17 Wing from the Libyan Operation Mobile which is based in Italy. September 9, 2011

    Two year old Mackenzie holds tight as her dad Master Corporal Ryan Maher holds her after he returned home at 17 Wing from the Libyan Operation Mobile which is based in Italy. September 9, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Seven year old Kayden can't let go of his dad Master Corporal Ryan Maher after he returned home at 17 Wing from the Libyan Operation Mobile which is based in Italy. September 9, 2011.

    Seven year old Kayden can't let go of his dad Master Corporal Ryan Maher after he returned home at 17 Wing from the Libyan Operation Mobile which is based in Italy. September 9, 2011.   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Signs at Occupy Winnipeg in Memorial Park. November 12, 2011

    Signs at Occupy Winnipeg in Memorial Park. November 12, 2011   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • People discuss world issues and injustices and erect tents as part of Occupy Winnipeg in Memorial Park Winnipeg. October 15, 2011

    People discuss world issues and injustices and erect tents as part of Occupy Winnipeg in Memorial Park Winnipeg. October 15, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • Firefighters go into defensive mode at a fire at 270 Tecumseh. December 5, 2011

    Firefighters go into defensive mode at a fire at 270 Tecumseh. December 5, 2011   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A woman texts as another passenger is extricated from her vehicle after a motor vehicle collision on Berry at Ness. May 26, 2011

    A woman texts as another passenger is extricated from her vehicle after a motor vehicle collision on Berry at Ness. May 26, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • An anxious Len Mackie, heart transplant recipient, and his wife Kelly await the arrival of the parents, Joann and Roger Larre, of his donor Kyle Larre to his home in Winnipeg. October 8, 2011

    An anxious Len Mackie, heart transplant recipient, and his wife Kelly await the arrival of the parents, Joann and Roger Larre, of his donor Kyle Larre to his home in Winnipeg. October 8, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • Sonia Christ, owner of the Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue, is photographed with Tanner in Winnipeg. Tanner is a stray that refuses to stay in his foster homes unless he wants to. Tanner is a bit of an escape artist. February 11, 2011

    Sonia Christ, owner of the Manitoba Great Pyrenees Rescue, is photographed with Tanner in Winnipeg. Tanner is a stray that refuses to stay in his foster homes unless he wants to. Tanner is a bit of an escape artist. February 11, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • A pair of men stand amongst the crowd as they hold candles at Manyfest. The party really got going today with kid zones, artist and farmer markets, a dance party, Lights on Broadway among the many events. September 10, 2011

    A pair of men stand amongst the crowd as they hold candles at Manyfest. The party really got going today with kid zones, artist and farmer markets, a dance party, Lights on Broadway among the many events. September 10, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • People come and go from The Bay downtown. Zellers in the Bay downtown has been passed over as a Target location. September 23, 2011

    People come and go from The Bay downtown. Zellers in the Bay downtown has been passed over as a Target location. September 23, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Elissa Gabriel (C) lights candles for Mary Catcheway (R), the sister of Jennifer Catcheway, and some children at a vigil for murdered and missing women in Winnipeg. October 8, 2011

    Elissa Gabriel (C) lights candles for Mary Catcheway (R), the sister of Jennifer Catcheway, and some children at a vigil for murdered and missing women in Winnipeg. October 8, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • A young fan at the NHL Face-off party at The Forks in Winnipeg. Thousands of Winnipeggers were on hand to celebrate the return of the NHL to Winnipeg. October 6, 2011

    A young fan at the NHL Face-off party at The Forks in Winnipeg. Thousands of Winnipeggers were on hand to celebrate the return of the NHL to Winnipeg. October 6, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • A caregiver for her ailing husband are wondering about their future in Winnipeg. August 5, 2011

    A caregiver for her ailing husband are wondering about their future in Winnipeg. August 5, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Models wait to get fitted at Swish - A Fashionable Soiree, a fashion fundraiser for the Rainbow Resource Centre, held at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg. May 7, 2011

    Models wait to get fitted at Swish - A Fashionable Soiree, a fashion fundraiser for the Rainbow Resource Centre, held at the Delta Hotel in Winnipeg. May 7, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • One Man gives out hugs at the Folk Fest at Birds Hill Park. July 7, 2011

    One Man gives out hugs at the Folk Fest at Birds Hill Park. July 7, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • A person carrying a shocking pink umbrella crosses St. Mary at Smith in the middle of a sun shower in Winnipeg. September 3, 2011

    A person carrying a shocking pink umbrella crosses St. Mary at Smith in the middle of a sun shower in Winnipeg. September 3, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Born Ruffians perform at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. March 19, 2011

    Born Ruffians perform at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg. March 19, 2011   (JOHN.WOODS@FREEPRESS.MB.CA) Photo Store

  • People enjoy a ride on the YoYo at the Morris Stampede in Morris. July 22, 2011

    People enjoy a ride on the YoYo at the Morris Stampede in Morris. July 22, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Jordan Loeb snowshoes at the Red River Christmas event at Lower Fort Garry. December 4, 2011

    Jordan Loeb snowshoes at the Red River Christmas event at Lower Fort Garry. December 4, 2011   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A pedestrian crosses the Arlington bridge during a sunset. July 30, 2011

    A pedestrian crosses the Arlington bridge during a sunset. July 30, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A couple of angry mallards go at it at The Forks. July 8, 2011

    A couple of angry mallards go at it at The Forks. July 8, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • Geese take off at the north Perimeter. April 8, 2011

    Geese take off at the north Perimeter. April 8, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  •  A woman walks her dog across the foot bridge in Assiniboine Park. December 12, 2011

    A woman walks her dog across the foot bridge in Assiniboine Park. December 12, 2011   (Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A male mallard stands out in a flock of feeding ducks at Kildonan Park. October 10, 2011

    A male mallard stands out in a flock of feeding ducks at Kildonan Park. October 10, 2011   (JOHN WOODS) Photo Store

  • A couple of gulls go for a paddle as autumn colours reflect in the Red River in north Winnipeg., September 22, 2011

    A couple of gulls go for a paddle as autumn colours reflect in the Red River in north Winnipeg., September 22, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A truck passes some power transmission lines  in a sunset on the northwest perimeter. September 22, 2011

    A truck passes some power transmission lines in a sunset on the northwest perimeter. September 22, 2011   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Hay bales sit under a rainbow just west of Winnipeg. September 3, 2011.

    Hay bales sit under a rainbow just west of Winnipeg. September 3, 2011.   (John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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