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.


Nov. 6, 2020

A-Month-In-Photos October 2020

By: John A. Carlos II

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, participate in a debate at the S.C. ETV studios in Columbia,S.C., Friday October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., & Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison participate in a debate at the SCETV studios in Columbia, S.C., Friday, October 30, 2020.

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This past month was the best one in 2020, I reached another level in my career I don't like to brag or boast. Last month I got the chance to work for The Associated Press, better known as The AP. I don't check off boxes in my life and I try not to get too high or too low in my ambitions. I continue to move forward and expand upon my photographic education, which I know will never be finished. I don't have a crystal ball, I don't know what the future holds. I don't know if I'll reach all of the lofty goals that I have in life but I inch forward closer and closer each day.


  • Catherine Barnhill teaches a class of first graders at Heathwood Hall on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Catherine Barnhill teaches a class of first graders at Heathwood Hall on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Catherine Barnhill teaches a class of first graders at Heathwood Hall on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Catherine Barnhill teaches a class of first graders at Heathwood Hall on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Two student in study a math problem in Jenny Nelson’s classroom at Heathwood Hall on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Upper School students change classes at Heathwood Hall on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Students at Heathwood Hall walk to class on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Two students at Heathwood Hall play a pick up game of basketball on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Second graders in Kellie McElveen class learn outside at Heathwood Hall on Oct. 2. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Tim McKnight, teachers physics to a class of ninth graders at Heathwood Hall on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Heathwood Hall on Oct.2, 2020.

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Lake Katherine as seen from the back yard of Donna Oliphant. Over a year ago Lake Katherine’s water was drained for a new sewer line being put in along the the gills creek watershed. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Lake Katherine as seen from the back yard of Donna Oliphant. Over a year ago Lake Katherine’s water was drained for a new sewer line being put in along the Gills Creek Watershed. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier


The house at 4230 on Timberlane Drive in Columbia remain boarded up and empty, five years after the historic floods of 2015. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

The house at 4230 on Timberlane Drive in Columbia remains empty and boarded five years after the historic floods of 2015.

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Cross Hill Apartments building M remain boarded up and empty, five years after the historic floods of 2015. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Building M at Cross Hill Apartments remains boarded up and empty, five years after the historic floods of 2015. 

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Gloria Wilson recalls memories from the historic floods of 2015, at her house on Rickenbaker Rd. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Gloria Wilson recalls memories from the historic floods of 2015, at her house on Rickenbaker Rd.

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Elliott Powell and Austin Elliott Powell recall personal 2015 flood stories on the bank of Lake Katherine on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Elliott Powell and Austin Elliott Powell recall personal 2015 flood stories on the bank of Lake Katherine on Oct. 2, 2020.

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A Great Blue Heron sits on the bank of Lake Katherine on Oct. 2, 2020. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

A Great blue heron sits on the bank of Lake Katherine on Oct. 2, 2020.

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


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Photos from the Gray Collegian Academy Vs. Columbia High School varsity football game on Oct. 2, 2020.


  • The 93 year old, Capital City Stadium has sat empty since 2014. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • The 93 year old, Capital City Stadium has sat empty since 2014. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • The 93 year old, Capital City Stadium has sat empty since 2014. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • The 93 year old, Capital City Stadium has sat empty since 2014. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • The 93 year old, Capital City Stadium has sat empty since 2014. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • The 93 year old, Capital City Stadium has sat empty since 2014. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

The 93-year-old, Capital City Stadium has sat empty since 2014.

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  • Gray Collegiate Academy Upsets #2 Saluda High School
  • Gray Collegiate Academy Upsets #2 Saluda High School
  • Gray Collegiate Academy Upsets #2 Saluda High School
  • Gray Collegiate Academy Upsets #2 Saluda High School
  • Gray Collegiate Academy Upsets #2 Saluda High School
  • Gray Collegiate Academy Upsets #2 Saluda High School
  • Gray Collegiate Academy Upsets #2 Saluda High School
  • Gray Collegiate Academy Upsets #2 Saluda High School

In a class AA top ten, match-up on Oct. 9, the sixth-ranked Gray Collegiate Academy upset the second-ranked and defending state champions Saluda High School.


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Photos from the Gray Collegiate Academy Vs. Newberry HS JV football game on Oct. 15, 2020


Martha Jones wears a mask with photos of Shirley and Demetria Banister. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Martha Jones wears a mask with photos of Shirley and Demetria Banister.

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Shayla and Martha Jones, look at family photos and share their memories of Shirley and Demetria Banister. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
Shayla and Martha Jones, look at family photos and share their memories of Shirley and Demetria Banister. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Shayla and Martha Jones, look at family photos and share their memories of Shirley and Demetria Banister.

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


  • Workers get ready for the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Ralph West cook sausages at Aunt Martha’s famous foods on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Kelly Felger cuts potatoes at Fisk French Fries on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Robert Donley, a 55 year the State Fair worker, cooks sausages at Aunt Martha’s famous foods on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Robert Donley, a 55 year the State Fair worker, cooks sausages at Aunt Martha’s famous foods on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Netterfields employees Jessica Capps and Peter Moreno, put sticks into apples before there candied on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Columbia South fire chief Aubrey D. Jenkins get some Fiske Fries on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • A Daley’s worker makes a funnel cake on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • A Daley’s worker makes a funnel cake on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Post and Courier writer Chris Trainor, orders a funnel cake on opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Netterfields employees fill a turkey leg order on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • Nyssa Govert delivers an elephant ear on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • A customer makes their way through the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier
  • 33 years Fiske Fries veteran Betty Collins, serves up the famous fries on the opening day of the drive-thru State Fair on Oct. 19. John A. Carlos II / Special to The Post and Courier

Photos from the Soft opening of the drive-thru State Fair on Monday, Oct. 19.

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Second-ranked Gray Collegiate Academy defeats third-ranked Newberry High School 34-28 at Mike Ware Field in Newberry. With the win, the War Eagles completed the regular season 5-0 and are the 2A Region 3 Champions.


  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II
  • Blythwood HS Vs. Rock Hill HS on Oct. 29. Photos by John A. Carlos II

Photos from Blythewood HS against Rock Hill HS varsity football game on Oct. 29, 2020.


  • Gillian Bergeron encourages cars passing to show their support for Jamie Harrison, outside of S.C. ETV studios in Columbia,S.C., Friday October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • A group of Jamie Harrison supporters shout slogans at passing cars outside of S.C. ETV Studios in Columbia, S.C. the site of a debate between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, on Friday October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • A group of Lindsey Graham supporters shout slogans at passing cars outside of S.C. ETV Studios in Columbia, S.C. the site of a debate between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, on Friday October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., greets supporters gathered outside of SCETV Studios the site of a debate between Graham and his democratic challenger Jamie Harrison on Friday October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, participate in a debate at the S.C. ETV studios in Columbia,S.C., Friday October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, participate in a debate at the S.C. ETV studios in Columbia,S.C., Friday October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, participate in a debate at the S.C. ETV studios in Columbia,S.C., Friday October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier
  • U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, participate in a debate at the S.C. ETV studios in Columbia,S.C., Friday October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/Special to The Post and Courier

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., & Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison participate in a debate at the SCETV studios in Columbia, S.C., Friday, October 30, 2020. John A. Carlos II/The Post and Courier via AP



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