Remembering President Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration

It was a freezing cold January day in 2009 when we stood in a massive orderly crowd as President Barack Hussein Obama was sworn into office. Those were peaceful times and security was not as tight.. On Monday crowds strolled the streets of downtown Washington and the areas immediately in front of the White HouseContinue reading “Remembering President Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration”

Going to the Courthouse and We’re Going to get Married

Planning to get married at the courthouse in Prince George’s County or Washington, DC?  I’ll meet you and capture the moment in beautiful pictures. Whether it’s just the two of you, or the two of you and a small group of family and friends, it can be a very special event! After we take picturesContinue reading “Going to the Courthouse and We’re Going to get Married”

Washington, DC Model – Donte

Donte – DC Male model wearing striped knitted sweater. This is from our 3rd photo shoot.  Due to busy schedules it is difficult to find time to shoot. When time does permit we are both pleased with the results. The first image was taken in existing light. Lonnie Dawkins Photography Facebook Instagram

Let her works praise her – Mary McLeod Bethune Statue – Lincoln Park, Washington, DC

By Lonnie Dawkins I have been fascinated by the works of Mary McLeod Bethune since I first read about her in high school.  When I went to college in the 70s and we had a chance to name the building that housed our Black Student Union, it was Mary McLeod Bethune’s name that I pushedContinue reading “Let her works praise her – Mary McLeod Bethune Statue – Lincoln Park, Washington, DC”

Pennsylvania Avenue: America’s Main Street is almost ordinary on a Friday Afternoon

Washington, DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue is called “America’s Main Street” and is home to historic parades and events.  Less than a month ago it was packed with people for the second inauguration of President Barack Obama and on other occasions for solemn funeral processions. Yesterday afternoon it looked very much like an ordinary street with people commuting,  leavingContinue reading “Pennsylvania Avenue: America’s Main Street is almost ordinary on a Friday Afternoon”

Remembering Chuck Brown: Fans packed Washington Convention Center to show love and respect

By Lonnie Dawkins A large and diverse group of fans gathered to show love and respect for the Godfather of GoGo, Chuck Brown.  Services took place on May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center.  It was a remarkable occasion. Find us on Google+ Related articles Chuck Brown Gets A Spectacular Final Farewell at HomegoingContinue reading “Remembering Chuck Brown: Fans packed Washington Convention Center to show love and respect”

Photos: Hundreds Marched Demanding Justice for Trayvon Martin in Washington, DC

Saturday, April 7, 2012. Hundreds of protesters marched in Washington, DC demanding justice for Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was killed.  Marchers represented people of all races, young and old.  Buses and cars blew their horns in solidarity. http://www.lonniedawkins.com

Larry B. Quick: the painter with the sewing machine.

A first glance at one of Larry B. Quick’s pieces and one may not understand what one is seeing.  Looking closer one will see stitches and notice complexity.  Quick’s art is unique.  He paints on canvases, cuts pieces and then sews them together.  What follows is a wonderful story told with meaningful colors and tones. Larry andContinue reading “Larry B. Quick: the painter with the sewing machine.”