• 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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  • September 21, 2012

    Raise your glass

    The final pane is installed on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights' Tower of Hope, marking the end of the exterior construction Thursday, September 21, 2012.

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  • Building crews working on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights prepare to hoist the final piece of glass up to the Tower of Hope,  328 feet from the ground Wednesday morning.  (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Building crews working on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights prepare to hoist the final piece of glass up to the Tower of Hope, 328 feet from the ground Wednesday morning. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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    (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • The glass at the very tip of the Tower of Hope stretches 328 feet, 78 feet higher than Manitoba's Golden Boy and 25 feet higher than the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The piece of glass is the last of 1,669 individual, custom-cut panes that give the museum its iconic look. Finishing the external glasswork brings construction of the museum's major exterior design components to completion. 
 (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    The glass at the very tip of the Tower of Hope stretches 328 feet, 78 feet higher than Manitoba's Golden Boy and 25 feet higher than the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The piece of glass is the last of 1,669 individual, custom-cut panes that give the museum its iconic look. Finishing the external glasswork brings construction of the museum's major exterior design components to completion. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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    (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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    (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Garden of Contemplation looking into the Cloud, a giant glass structure that surrounds the upper floors of the museum.  
(Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Garden of Contemplation looking into the Cloud, a giant glass structure that surrounds the upper floors of the museum. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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    (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Construction crews working on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights form a human chain down each level of scaffolding as they take down upper levels of the structure.  The steel skeleton visible next to the museum's glasswork contains 5,400 tonnes of steel, equivalent to the amount it would take to build 27 diesel electric locomotives.  
(Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Construction crews working on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights form a human chain down each level of scaffolding as they take down upper levels of the structure. The steel skeleton visible next to the museum's glasswork contains 5,400 tonnes of steel, equivalent to the amount it would take to build 27 diesel electric locomotives. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • Garden of Contemplation 
(Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    Garden of Contemplation (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

  • A member of the media takes some shots from one of the viewing areas out into the Cloud - a giant glass structure that surrounds the upper floors of the museum, down into the library sitting area Wednesday morning. 
(Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press)

    A member of the media takes some shots from one of the viewing areas out into the Cloud - a giant glass structure that surrounds the upper floors of the museum, down into the library sitting area Wednesday morning. (Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press) Photo Store

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