• (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
  • In April 2014 I followed exotic dancer Aurora Sky at work and at home with her two young boys. To document her life dancing in the nude in various bars around Winnipeg I photographed one performance where I had permission, and behind the scenes with her family. This was my favourite photo, captured while Aurora was getting ready in a small hotel room designated for dancers competing in the Miss Nude Winnipeg Contest at Teasers Burlesque palace.
  • Lana Fontaine, an Aunt of Tina Fontaine, weeps at a memorial shrine built on the bank of the Red River where her niece's body was recovered. August 19, 2014

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  • November 11, 2011

    Winnipeg remembers

    Photojournalist Ken Gigliotti tours Winnipeg's war memorials honouring Canadian soldiers and others who served their country. Today is a day for remembrance.

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  • The striking statue of an angel carrying a fallen WW1 soldier up to heaven, commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railroad to honour employees killed during WW1, WW2 and the Korean war, sits on the grounds of Deer Lodge Hospital.

    The striking statue of an angel carrying a fallen WW1 soldier up to heaven, commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railroad to honour employees killed during WW1, WW2 and the Korean war, sits on the grounds of Deer Lodge Hospital. Photo Store

  • Sunrise over the  British Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial at  the Garden of Memories  at the Air Force Memorial Park outside the  17 Wing  Air Force Way gate. The BCATP way started in 1939 and trained 131,553  aircrew members  at 100 schools in Canada , with 12 schools  and 14 satellite airfoils in Manitoba that trained pilots from Canada , Australia , New Zealand, and Great Britain.

    Sunrise over the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial at the Garden of Memories at the Air Force Memorial Park outside the 17 Wing Air Force Way gate. The BCATP way started in 1939 and trained 131,553 aircrew members at 100 schools in Canada , with 12 schools and 14 satellite airfoils in Manitoba that trained pilots from Canada , Australia , New Zealand, and Great Britain. Photo Store

  • Sunrise over the  British Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial at  the Garden of Memories  at the Air Force Memorial Park outside the  17 Wing  Air Force Way gate. The BCATP started in 1939 and trained 131,553  aircrew members  at 100 schools in Canada , with 12 schools  and 14 satellite airfoils in Manitoba that trained pilots from Canada , Australia , New Zealand , and Great Britain.

    Sunrise over the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan memorial at the Garden of Memories at the Air Force Memorial Park outside the 17 Wing Air Force Way gate. The BCATP started in 1939 and trained 131,553 aircrew members at 100 schools in Canada , with 12 schools and 14 satellite airfoils in Manitoba that trained pilots from Canada , Australia , New Zealand , and Great Britain. Photo Store

  • Garden of Memories  at the Air Force Memorial Park outside the 17 Wing Air Force Way gate - the bricks that make up the sidewalk have the names of pilots and flight crew that trained in Manitoba during World War II.

    Garden of Memories at the Air Force Memorial Park outside the 17 Wing Air Force Way gate - the bricks that make up the sidewalk have the names of pilots and flight crew that trained in Manitoba during World War II. Photo Store

  • Brookside Cemetery is home to the largest and oldest municipal military Field of Honour in Canada. More than 12,000 Veterans, Service men, Service women and their families have been interred here since 1915.

    Brookside Cemetery is home to the largest and oldest municipal military Field of Honour in Canada. More than 12,000 Veterans, Service men, Service women and their families have been interred here since 1915. Photo Store

  • Brookside Cemetery plaque dedicated to the  Winnipeg Grenadiers who fought off waves of Japanese solders December 19, 1941.
Sergeant Major John Osborne won his Victoria Cross by throwing himself on a grenade saving the soldiers around him.

    Brookside Cemetery plaque dedicated to the Winnipeg Grenadiers who fought off waves of Japanese solders December 19, 1941. Sergeant Major John Osborne won his Victoria Cross by throwing himself on a grenade saving the soldiers around him. Photo Store

  • Brookside Cemetery is home to the largest and oldest municipal military Field of Honour in Canada. More than 12,000 Veterans, Service men, Service women and their families have been interred here since 1915.

    Brookside Cemetery is home to the largest and oldest municipal military Field of Honour in Canada. More than 12,000 Veterans, Service men, Service women and their families have been interred here since 1915. Photo Store

  • The Korean War monument located  at Brookside Cemetery

    The Korean War monument located at Brookside Cemetery Photo Store

  • Grave of Charlotte Susan Wood, Canada's first Silver Cross Mother at Brookside Cemetery. Wood lost five sons in WW1.

    Grave of Charlotte Susan Wood, Canada's first Silver Cross Mother at Brookside Cemetery. Wood lost five sons in WW1. Photo Store

  • St. Boniface Cathedral grounds war memorial to french soldiers in WW1

    St. Boniface Cathedral grounds war memorial to french soldiers in WW1 Photo Store

  • St. Boniface Cathedral grounds war memorial to french soldiers in WW1

    St. Boniface Cathedral grounds war memorial to french soldiers in WW1 Photo Store

  • St. Boniface memorial outside the Belgian Legion, statue to Belguim's fallen soldiers of WW1

    St. Boniface memorial outside the Belgian Legion, statue to Belguim's fallen soldiers of WW1 Photo Store

  • Memorial Park  statue to All Women of the British Commonwealth that served in the armed forces and gave their lives during WW1and WW2

    Memorial Park statue to All Women of the British Commonwealth that served in the armed forces and gave their lives during WW1and WW2 Photo Store

  • Memorial Park  statue to Winnipeg-born Sir William Stephenson

    Memorial Park statue to Winnipeg-born Sir William Stephenson "the man called Intrepid " - a WW2 spy that inspired the character James Bond. Photo Store

  • Memorial Park statue to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

    Memorial Park statue to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Photo Store

  • WW1 memorial statue at the Manitoba Legislative grounds

    WW1 memorial statue at the Manitoba Legislative grounds Photo Store

  • WW1 memorial with the names of the fallen from WW1 on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building

    WW1 memorial with the names of the fallen from WW1 on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building Photo Store

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