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.
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?
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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.
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.
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’.
I can’t imagine Americans ever doing anything like this. I miss England.
On May 25, 2017, in Lima, Peru, professional clowns used their annual Clown Day parade to honour their colleague Tony Perejil on the 30th anniversary of his death. He was known as the Clown of the Poor because he performed in impoverished neighbourhoods to which he donated a portion of his proceeds.
Here are my fab four top fave images. Source: The Guardian. Aren’t they great?
The buildings of Old Tbilisi, the Georgian capital’s historic quarter, for centuries reflected the city’s rule by Mongols, Arabs, Turks and Russians.
Its cobblestoned old town reflects a long, complicated history, with periods under Persian and Russian rule. Its diverse architecture encompasses Eastern Orthodox churches, ornate art nouveau buildings and Soviet Modernist structures. (Reuters)
Photography by David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters as noted.
Photographic artist Roman Pilipey who captured these images has created an amazing visual for us. Viewing them makes you feel as if you have been there. All the tea in China in pictures. Published by The Guardian.
All the tea in China
According to a legend, tea was first discovered by the Chinese emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. Today China is the world’s biggest tea producer, producing 2.43m tonnes last year. The tea industry in China employs around 80 million people as both farmers and pickers, and in sales.
Employs 80 million people. That’s a lot of people. — VGrF
Roman Pilipey/EPA. Friday 2 June 2017 03.08 EDT.
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