Pictured: Joel Meyerowitz’s groundbreaking street photography on exhibition in London

LONDON — A new exhibition of Joel Meyerowitz’s groundbreaking street photography traces his fascinating evolution from black and white (‘back there’) to colour (‘obvious’). Of the examples given here is my selection.

New York, 1968 In 1968, a solo exhibition of his photographs was mounted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, including this one.

New York, 1968
In 1968, a solo exhibition of his photographs was mounted at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, including this one.

Photograph: all photographs © Joel Meyerowitz courtesy Beetles + Huxle.

Joel Meyerowitz spent his early days shooting in black and white on the streets of New York alongside Garry Winogrand and Tony Ray-Jones. Joel Meyerowitz: Towards Colour 1962-1978 is at Beetles+Huxley, London, until 24th June.

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Pictured: World Naked Bike Ride comes to London

LONDON (June 11, 2017) — Hundreds stripped off as the World Naked Bike Ride hit London this weekend, aimed at encouraging a ‘vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world’.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

World Naked Bike Ride participants, June 11, 2017, in London.

I can’t imagine Americans ever doing anything like this. I miss England.

China’s ‘Friday Night Lights’: Chinese kids tackle American football

Chinese kids tackle American football. Image: Thomas Peter / Reuters via Yahoo News Photos.

Chinese kids tackle American football. Yahoo News Photos / Reuters.

YAHOO NEWS — A pint-sized running back takes a handoff and scrambles across the goal line, spiking the football for a last-minute win. It could be any school field in America, but on a warm spring night in Beijing the star of the game is nine-year-old Lisa Li, one of the best players in China’s first American football youth league.

“I was so excited. Before I ran for the winning touchdown I thought to myself I just had to score,” Li said as her Eagles celebrated a come-from-behind 24-20 victory over the Sharklets.

Li plays running back and linebacker in the 16-team Future League run by GSG Sport, a Beijing company promoting America’s most popular game to parents seeking a new sport for children.

American football lags far behind soccer and basketball in China, but the huge potential market of 1.4 billion people has caught the attention of the National Football League.

This year’s Super Bowl championship was streamed live for the first time in China, where 1.5 million mostly young fans watch weekly NFL games on digital platforms.

Taking a page from American high school football, Future League games are held on Friday nights, complete with uniformed referees, cheering fans and a camera crew for post-game interviews.

Marshawn Lynch has #1 selling jersey in the NFL for May

Marshawn Lynch in Raiders' white jersey. Silver and Black Pride photo.

Marshawn Lynch in Raiders’ white jersey. Silver and Black Pride photo.

SHAWN WATCH — Silver and Black Pride report that:

“Marshawn Lynch joined the Oakland Raiders on April 27 under much fanfare. He took number 24 as expected and the orders immediately started pouring in from fans wanting a piece of history as Beast Mode will finally suit up for his hometown team. Making his jersey the top selling for the month of May at NFL shop.

“It wasn’t hard to predict the popularity of Lynch’s merchandise upon joining the Raiders. He is an immensely popular former All Pro running back who is beloved in Oakland and beyond.

“Lynch may be the top selling jersey, but he isn’t the only Raiders player jersey among the league’s top 25. Derek Carr was the 6th best selling jersey and Khalil Mack was the 15th best selling.

“The Raiders are the only team with three players in the top 15.”

Yeah.