Portrait of a racehorse

This is a grand photograph. But the look in this beautiful horse’s eyes makes me feel very wistful.

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Pictured: Photos of the Week from the Christian Science Monitor 6/26/17

The following is a trio of images that caught my imagination for their quality and content. Coincidentally they also happen to be from my native land.

A member of the emergency services works inside the Grenfell apartment tower block in North Kensington, London, on June 17. Hannah McKay/Reuters.

A member of the emergency services works inside the Grenfell apartment tower block in North Kensington, London, on June 17. Hannah McKay/Reuters.

A Christian women gives a Muslim man flowers on June 19 as they gather close to the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London. A van was driven into pedestrians near the north London mosque, leaving one man dead and eight injured. John Stillwell/PA/AP.

A Christian women gives a Muslim man flowers on June 19 as they gather close to the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London. A van was driven into pedestrians near the north London mosque, leaving one man dead and eight injured. John Stillwell/PA/AP.

Women pose for photographers on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race in Ascot, England, on June 20. Alastair Grant/AP.

Women pose for photographers on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race in Ascot, England, on June 20. Alastair Grant/AP.

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Pictured: U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy following 14 hour filibuster on gun control

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (c.) collects himself as members of his staff catch up with him in a hall after he ended a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the US Senate to take action on gun control measures at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters. Via Christian Science Monitor.

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) (c.) collects himself as members of his staff catch up with him in a hall after he ended a 14-hour filibuster in the hopes of pressuring the US Senate to take action on gun control measures at the US Capitol in Washington on Thursday. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters. Via Christian Science Monitor.

On June 15, 2016, in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, launched a filibuster in the United States Senate, promising to hold the floor “for as long as I can” or until Congress acts on gun control legislation.

Murphy formally yielded the floor, ending the filibuster, at 2:11 a.m. EDT the following day, after 14 hours and 50 minutes. The entire 14-hour and 50-minute filibuster, was broadcast by C-SPAN.

One year ago, what has changed?

Updated 11:47 am.

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.