John A. Carlos II is a freelance photojournalist, portrait, commercial, and wedding photographer in Columbia, SC working with The Post and Courier, The Free Times, and more.


February 6, 2020

A-Month-In-Photos January 2020

By: John A. Carlos II

Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.<br />
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times

Rev. David Kennedy, a pastor at New Beginning Missionary Baptist Church shouts words of encouragement to speakers at the SC NAACP's annual King Day at the Dome on January 20, 2020.

John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times



New year new me? Only time will tell, but this year is going to be a good one. My mission is to be a better member of the photography community. I want to talk to more photographers and maybe even mentor some that ask for advice, I want to do more community events like photo walks and art openings. In short, I want to be seen more out taking more photos. January was a bit slow like last month, but I hope that isn't a sign of things to come. Enjoy my favorites from this past month.


  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times
  • Thousands gathered at steps of the South Carolina State House for the annual King Day at the Dome rally on Jan. 20, 2020.
John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times

Photos from King Day at the Dome held at the South Carolina State House and Zion Baptist Church on January 20, 2020.

John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier and The Free Times


John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times

Photo of City Grit partners Elie Yigo, Aaron Hoskins and Sarah Simmons at smallSUGAR.

John A. Carlos II / Special for The Free Times


John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times

Photo of City Grit partners Elie YigoAaron Hoskins and Sarah Simmons at smallSUGAR.

John A. Carlos II / Special for The Free Times


  • Speaker pro tempore of the 
South Carolina House of Representatives Tommy Pope. John a Carlos II

    Speaker pro tempore of the South Carolina House of Representatives Tommy Pope. John a Carlos II

  • Chairman of South Carolina Senate Education Committee, Senator Greg Hembree. John A. Carlos II

    Chairman of South Carolina Senate Education Committee, Senator Greg Hembree. John A. Carlos II

  • Minority Leader Representative J. Todd Rutherford. John A. Carlos II

    Minority Leader Representative J. Todd Rutherford. John A. Carlos II

Capital City Hoop & Music Fest on March 23, 2019.

John A. Carlos II / Special to The Free Times


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Photos of the South Carolina State House.

John A. Carlos II / Special for The Free Times




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