Feb. 16, 2021

A-Month-In-Photos January 2021

By: John A. Carlos II

Emergency personnel work at a house on Kennedy Street in the Rosewood neighborhood were a small airplane crashed into a house on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Emergency personnel work at a house on Kennedy Street in the Rosewood neighborhood where a small airplane crashed into a house on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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I've made an effort to make more photographs this year, over the past couple of years I've lost a bit of my passion for photography and art in general. I was busy in January, however, I was able to take more personal photos than I think I did in the whole of last year. This was largely spurred on by two new cameras. I ended up trading one of my Nikon cameras for a FujiFilm camera, the reason is I felt a need to switch the way I saw the world, this camera has done more than this though, it has helped me slow down. Slowing down is a big deal, it has taken me back to when I was making images on film. I loved taking photos on film, the process of making photos back then was more like a ritual, spiritual, and just for me. Photography has been my life for a long time now... I love it, but I needed to recommit myself to the art of it, slowing down and being more deliberate, and thinking before the clicking of the shutter.


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Photos from JANUARY 6, the ground of the South Carolina statehouse about a dozen protesters, came out to fight what they thought to be a fraudulent election. On that same day at the same time, in Washington D.C. a mob of thousands of Trump supporters stormed the United States capital.


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My nephew and the rest of the Gray Collegiate Acadamy archery team competed in NASP Swamp Shootout on Saturday, Jan. 09, 2021.


  • South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster delivers the State of the State address at the Statehouse in Columbia on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster delivers the State of the State address at the Statehouse in Columbia on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
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Attends the State of the State Address at the Statehouse in Columbia on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • State Rep. Jerry Govan, D-Orangeburg claps for a guest during Gov. Henry McMaster State of the State address at the Statehouse in Columbia on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster delivers the State of the State address at the Statehouse in Columbia on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster delivers the State of the State address at the Statehouse in Columbia on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster delivers the State of the State address at the Statehouse in Columbia on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster delivers the State of the State address at the Statehouse in Columbia on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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William Randolph Hearst once said, “News is something somebody doesn't want printed; all else is advertising.”



  • Emergency personnel work at a house on Kennedy Street in the Rosewood neighborhood were a small airplane crashed into a house on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Emergency personnel work at a house on Kennedy Street in the Rosewood neighborhood were a small airplane crashed into a house on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Emergency personnel work at a house on Kennedy Street in the Rosewood neighborhood were a small airplane crashed into a house on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Emergency personnel work at a house on Kennedy Street in the Rosewood neighborhood were a small airplane crashed into a house on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook talks to members of the media gathered near the site of an airplane crashed which  crashed into a house on Kennedy Street in the Rosewood neighborhood on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook and Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins talks to members of the media gathered near the site of an airplane crashed which  crashed into a house on Kennedy Street in the Rosewood neighborhood on Wednesday, Jan. 13. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Emergency personnel work at a house on Kennedy Street in the Rosewood neighborhood where a small airplane crashed into a house on Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

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


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On Jan. 17, about 50 people attended a rally on the Statehouse grounds. Florence resident Shawn Laurie organized the event, titled “Drive4America” to protest social media sites removing some conservative accounts, including President Donald Trump’s, and refusing to host conservative sites, such as Parler.

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Munia Khan wrote in The Half Circle “A time will come when emotions will be gone Birds will stop waiting for the synchronized dawn Trees will speak louder than ever before Truth will return through a long closed-door” 


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Inauguration Day saw less than 20 people protesting up at the State House today. The two distinct sides were outflanked by both the press and law enforcement.

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My nephew taken with one of my new cameras.


Chad Swetlik (left) and Selena Collins hold a baby blanket of their daughter, Faye Swetlik, a 6-year-old from Cayce who was abducted and killed a year ago. John A. Carlos II/Special to the Post and Courier

Chad Swetlik (left) and Selena Collins hold a baby blanket of their daughter, Faye Swetlik, a 6-year-old from Cayce who was abducted and killed a year ago.

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Charles Hayward, 68, watches the rain fall from the door of his apartment at Woodland Terrace on January 27, 2021. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Charles Hayward, 68, watches the rain fall from the door of his apartment at Woodland Terrace on January 27, 2021.

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John Gardner wrote in On Moral Fiction, 

“Art gropes. It stalks like a hunter lost in the woods, listening to itself and to everything around it, unsure of itself, waiting to pounce.”



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