Joe Newman
Multi-media story teller, non-profit do-gooder, international street photographer, serious poker player, intrepid traveler.
May 15th, 2017 A muddy good time at the Kingman Island Bluegrass Fest
The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival didn't let a damp day and muddy conditions get in the way. A full slate of local bands played all day long on Kingman Island, one of those hidden DC spots, tucked away on the Anacostia River, near RFK Stadium.
January 9th, 2017 DC’s biggest free cannabis giveaway ever is about to happen at #Trump420
Adam Eidinger has a deal that he'd like President-elect Donald Trump to ponder -- come out and reassure him and other cannabis activists that he's not interested in squashing D.C.'s Initiative 71, which legalized pot in the district, or fighting the legalization of marijuana on the federal level, and they'll call off the protest they have planned for his inauguration. A simple tweet could do it. Something that can put Adam's mind at ease.
May 23rd, 2016 Rain, soggy field can’t stop the DC Breeze
  The DC Breeze romped their way to a lop-sided 28-14 victory over the Montreal Royal...
December 29th, 2016 Joe’s Pic 5 from 2016
For the first time in my adult life, I started a year without a full-time job. Or perhaps, more accurately, a full-time job working for a company or an organization. I started 2016 running my own business, a mashup of communications consulting and marketing, commissioned photography work and a plan to start doing photography workshops in Cuba.
November 11th, 2016 #DCFocused Pic 5: Beautiful fall photos from our Instagram feed
Are you a fall person or a spring person? Obviously, you can be both but if...
July 29th, 2016 5 minutes with Mike Lennett
  13,000 miles, 68 days, 29,000 shutter clicks There are two big trips that I hope...
April 22nd, 2016 Celebrating Prince’s life and music with an impromptu U Street dance party
  [nectar_dropcap color=””]O [/nectar_dropcap]ne of my favorite things about living in a city like Washington are...
September 8th, 2016 Dispatches: Meet the desert’s ‘ugly duckling’ at Joshua Tree National Park
As the legend goes, Mormon pioneers gave the Joshua tree its name because it reminded them...
September 5th, 2016 Kaitlin K. Walsh’s portrait of activist Rose Hamid is our challenge winner
Our Environmental Portrait Challenge asked the DC Focused community to enter two photos that told us...
August 24th, 2016 At 100 years old, the National Park Service is looking marvelous
To celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the creation of the National Park Service, we asked...
August 22nd, 2016 Up, up and away at the Flying Circus Airshow
The weekend weather wasn’t the greatest for hot air ballooning or aerial acrobatics in vintage aircraft...
August 1st, 2016 DC’s Pokémon hunt draws hundreds to National Mall
  The hunt for the not-so elusive wild Pokémon hit the National Mall on Saturday, as...