• 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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  • July 1, 2012

    Winnipeg from the air

    Photojournalist Boris Minkevich returned to the sky earlier this week (November 28th) to get a winter view of the city. The photos top the popular existing slideshow done in July 2012.

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  • Downtown Winnipeg

    Downtown Winnipeg   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    The Canadian Museum for Human Rights   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • Downtown Winnipeg

    Downtown Winnipeg   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • James Armstrong Richardson International Airport

    James Armstrong Richardson International Airport   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • Underpass Route 90

    Underpass Route 90   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • Snow removal site on Kenaston Boulevard

    Snow removal site on Kenaston Boulevard   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • Kapyong Barracks

    Kapyong Barracks   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights

    The Canadian Museum for Human Rights   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • St. Boniface Hospital

    St. Boniface Hospital   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department's Brady Road Resource Management Facility

    City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department's Brady Road Resource Management Facility   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department's Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)

    City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department's Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department's Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)

    City of Winnipeg Water and Waste Department's Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • Investors Group Field

    Investors Group Field   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • IKEA and the city

    IKEA and the city   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE ) Photo Store

  • The downtown ballpark, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Parcel Four, where a water park is proposed to be built.

    The downtown ballpark, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and Parcel Four, where a water park is proposed to be built.   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Construction at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

    Construction at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Construction on the Disraeli Bridge.

    Construction on the Disraeli Bridge.   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • The new Investors Group Field at the University of Manitoba.

    The new Investors Group Field at the University of Manitoba.   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • The new Investors Group Field.

    The new Investors Group Field.   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Aerial photos of the new Investors Group Field. The Stadium is being built at the University of Manitoba. April 26, 2012

    Aerial photos of the new Investors Group Field. The Stadium is being built at the University of Manitoba. April 26, 2012   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • Aerial photos of the new Investors Group Field. The Stadium is being built at the University of Manitoba. April 26, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

    Aerial photos of the new Investors Group Field. The Stadium is being built at the University of Manitoba. April 26, 2012 BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

  • The new Investors Group Field at the University of Manitoba

    The new Investors Group Field at the University of Manitoba   (BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) Photo Store

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