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.


July 1, 2020

A-Month-In-Photos June 2020

By: John A. Carlos II

Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II

Makayla Binter paints the "V" on a Black Lives Matter mural, sixteen collaborated artists to paint the mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020.



2020 remains crazy, the protest that started in May continued, as COVID-19 numbers continued to rise across the state and in the rest of the country.


16 artists collaborated in Spartanburg, SC to paint a mural. The words "Black Lives Matter" stretching for 240 feet, on W. Broad street, in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020.


Collaborating Artists:

B-Abel Jackson @artbyabel

L-Lucy Boland @lucybolandart

A-Adrian Meadows @iiaspire

C-Nancy Corbin @nancycorbin62

K-Ty McBride @mulattocharliepaints


L-Johni Bleu @johnibleu

I-DeNeer Davis @neerperfection

V-Makayla Binter @mkay_15

E-Frankie Zombie @frankie.zombie_

S-Joshua Jackson @Jackson_art_


M-Maggie Macdonald @maggssmac.art

A-John Hairston @jagolactus_

T-Mylows Customs @mylowscustoms

T-Darion Fleming @daflemingo

E-FARTICUS WAS HERE @fart.pdf

R-The MadddArtist @themadddartist


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The University of South Carolina football team joined a protest for better treatment of African-Americans by law enforcement officers at the S.C. Governor’s Mansion on Friday, June 5, 2020.

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Protesters marched from The S.C. Statehouse towards a crowd of people gathered at Finlay Park in Columbia, for a prayer service on Saturday, June 6, 2020.

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On June 8, 2020 - Prosecutors from the public defender's office, marched with activists to end institutional racism within the justice system.


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Educators from across the state gathered on Saturday, June 13, 2020. At the S.C. Statehouse, to protest systematic racial inequality.

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On, June 14, 2020, thousands of South Carolinians gathered on Sunday for the “Million Man March.” The assembly marched in unison from MLK park in Five Points to the S.C. Statehouse, raising awareness against systemic racial inequality.

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Elana McCree hugs her daughter Nala McCree during a candle vigil held for Ariane McCree, on June 18, in Chester, SC.

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A rainbow hangs over the Columbia skies, on June 18, 2020.


Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II

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Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II

The cross atop of The United Methodist Church's steeple in Spartanburg remains askew after a tornado bent it back in February.


  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II
  • Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020. John A. Carlos II

Sixteen artist collaborated to paint a "Black Lives Matter" mural in front of Spartanburg's City Hall, on June 20, 2020.



Keywords: South Carolina; above the fold; editorial; news; journalism; 2020; photojournalist; photojournalism; photographer; SC photographer; Columbia; Columbia SC Photojournalist; black lives matter; BLM; events; protest; I Can't Breath;


Article & Photos by John A. Carlos II Copyright 2020 www.jac2photo.com



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