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.


May 30, 2019

A-Month-In-Photos May 2019

By: John A. Carlos II

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Rapper H3RO performs at The 14th Annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival, on May 30, 2019, this year's festival was held at The State Fair Grounds for the first time.

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Summer is here and the heat is unbearable, I wasn't super busy this month but still managed to capture a lot of images. I was mostly busy doing other things like traveling to my nephew's baptism, I can now say that I'm a godfather. I once again got blasted by the sun at the 14th Annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival, at least until the rain came then I got soaked. It was a fun month, I can't wait to see what June has in store for me.



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Highlights from a traffic story for The Free Times

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Portrait Session with Ben, Sara and Arya Byrdic (Aka: Catfish, Sunfish, and Bluegill)


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Photos from the 14th annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival, on May 4, 2019.

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Photos from Connect and Serve's Mission Dreampossible.


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Highlights from a story on the new REI store going into Columbia's Bullstreet District.

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The annual synchronizing fireflies (Photuris frontalis) at Congaree National Park.

A deer crosses a stream in Congaree National Park.


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The annual synchronizing fireflies (Photuris frontalis) at Congaree National Park.
The annual synchronizing fireflies (Photuris frontalis) at Congaree National Park.

The annual synchronizing fireflies (Photuris frontalis) at Congaree National Park.


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Portrait of Gabrielle Olexa


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