Year in Review: 2016 - Photos by Sean Rayford

December 31, 2016  •  1 Comment

In 2016 I learned about tear gas, the superpowers of fishing waders and my need for a chainsaw. Here are 55 photos that I made in 2016.

South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford - Cruz Columbia SC 34420South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford - Cruz Columbia SC 34420Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waits for his introduction at a Conservative Leadership Project presidential forum, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. The South Carolina Republican primary will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) January 15: Columbia, SC - Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, waits for an introduction at the USC Alumni Center in Columbia January 15, 2016 in Columbia, SC. Photo by Sean Rayford for AP Images

lil trump South Carolina photographer Sean Rayfordlil trump South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford JANUARY 27 - GILBERT, SC - Eleven year-old J.D. Roberts kills time waiting in line at a Donald Trump campaign rally at Harmon Tree Farm January 27, 2016 in Gilbert, South Carolina. Trump is leading in the polls among the GOP presidential candidates leading up to the Iowa Caucus. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

trump gilbert -  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayfordtrump gilbert - by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayford JANUARY 27: GILBERT, SC - GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump throws an issue of Time Magazine into the crowd at a campaign rally January 27, 2016 in Gilbert, South Carolina. Trump is leading in the polls among the GOP presidential candidates leading up to the Iowa Caucus. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Mississippi South Carolina  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordMississippi South Carolina by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordMississippi guard Erika Sisk (5) and teammate Bretta Hart (24) battle for a rebound against South Carolina forward Sarah Imovbioh, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) January 28: Columbia, SC - Mississippi guard Erika Sisk (5) and teammate Bretta Hart (24) battle for a rebound against South Carolina forward Sarah Imovbioh, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Gamecocks are 20-0. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) 

South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordSouth Carolina photographer Sean RayfordSouth Carolina fans celebrate a missed free throw by Alabama during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Alabama 78-64. 1/30/16 January 30: Columbia, SC - South Carolina fans celebrate a missed free throw by Alabama during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Alabama 78-64. Photo by Sean Rayford for AP Images

prison music 04632_  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayfordprison music 04632_ by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordDecoda musicians Sarah Elizabeth Charles, right, and Brad Balliett, center, work with inmates during a music workshop at the Lee Correctional Institution Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Bishopville, S.C. Several dozen inmates will perform original music in a concert on February 14, 2016 for the larger incarcerated community, staff, officers, and local and state officials. The concert is a result of a weeklong workshop with the Decoda chamber ensemble. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) February 9: Bishopville, SC - Decoda musicians Sarah Elizabeth Charles, right, and Brad Balliett, center, work with inmates during a music workshop at the Lee Correctional Institution Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Bishopville, S.C. Several dozen inmates will perform original music in a concert on February 14, 2016 for the larger incarcerated community, staff, officers, and local and state officials. The concert is a result of a weeklong workshop with the Decoda chamber ensemble. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

killer mike - by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayfordkiller mike - by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayford FEBRUARY 26: COLUMBIA, SC - Rapper Killer Mike, left, talks about the upcoming South Carolina Democratic presidential primary with Jeremiah Whitley, center, and Laquatta Brown, right, at Phlayva Cuts Barber and Beauty Shop Friday, February 26, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. Michael Render, aka Killer Mike, campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the state capital the day before voters participate in the state's primary election. (Photo by Sean Rayford/@gettyimages)

USC-ClemBaseball0305  South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordUSC-ClemBaseball0305 South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordSouth Carolina second baseman Marcus Mooney (8) celebrates a double play against Eli White and the Clemson Tigers Friday night at Founders Field in Columbia, S.C.3/4/16 March 4 - Columbia, SC South Carolina second baseman Marcus Mooney (8) celebrates a double play against Eli White and the Clemson Tigers Friday night at Founders Field in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Clemson 8-1. Photo by Sean Rayford for the State Newspaper

Trump North Carolina  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordTrump North Carolina by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordCONCORD, NC - MARCH 7, 2016: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd at a campaign rally March 7, 2016 in Concord, North Carolina. The North Carolina Republican presidential primary will be held March 15. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) MARCH 7: CONCORD, NC - Donald Trump supporters cheer on the Republican presidential candidate before a campaign rally March 7, 2016 in Concord, North Carolina. The North Carolina Republican presidential primary will be held March 15. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

trump hickory march 14 - South Carolina photographer Sean Rayfordtrump hickory march 14 - South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordDonald Trump campaigns in Hickory, NC. Photo by South Carolina photojournalist Sean Rayford MARCH 14: HICKORY, NC - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign rally at Lenoir-Rhyne University March 14, 2016 in Hickory, North Carolina. The North Carolina Republican primary will be held March 15. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

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Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford
March 19: Columbia, SC - Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels and Rope perform at St. Pat's in Five Points in Columbia, SC.

St Pats Columbia SC 2016  South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordSt Pats Columbia SC 2016 South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordSt Pats Columbia SC: March 19, 2016

Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford
March 19: Columbia, SC - Young folk enjoy the silent dance floor at St. Pat's in Five Points in Columbia, SC.

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Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford
March 27: New York, NY - A young girl stands by a street vendor on Fifth Avenue during the annual Easter parade in New York, NY.

Indie Grits Day 3 Columbia South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordIndie Grits Day 3 Columbia South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordIndie Grits Film Fest photos - 2016 - Day Three Photos by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford April 16: Columbia, SC - Big Freedia headlines the Indie Grits Festival along the Congaree River in Columbia, SC. Photo by Sean Rayford for The Indie Grits Film Festival

0429_LATTIMORE   by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayford0429_LATTIMORE by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordFormer South Carolina running back and current Goon Squad infielder Marcus Lattimore poses for a photo following a recreation league kickball game Monday night at Earlewood Park. 4/25/16 April 25: Columbia, SC - Former South Carolina running back and current Goon Squad infielder Marcus Lattimore poses for a photo following a recreation league kickball game Monday night at Earlewood Park. 4/25/16 Photo by Sean Rayford for The State Newspaper

Shredquaters May 2016 South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordShredquaters May 2016 South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordShredquaters May 2016 - Photos by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford May 3: Columbia, SC - Henry Thomas and Adam Cullum stand out back of the Shredquarters to take evening to take a break from moving out. Home of the Crystal Pepsi Concert Series near Five Points in Columbia, SC, the house venue will see its final days at the end of the month.

farm bill02403-2  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayfordfarm bill02403-2 by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordJimmie Lee Shaw stands in a cotton field Monday afternoon at Overbridge Farms in Newberry, S.C. 5/16/16 May 16: Newberry, SC- Jimmie Lee Shaw of Overbridge Farms in Newberry, SC stands in a cotton field yesterday afternoon just before Governor Nikki Haley vetoed a bill that would provide $40 million to farmers whose crops were devastated during the flood last year. Today, House members voted 112-2 to override the veto and the Senate is expected to vote against the veto tomorrow. Photo by Sean Rayford for The State Newspaper

Bathe show at tapps may 2016 South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordBathe show at tapps may 2016 South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordBathe show at Tapps - Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford May 31: Columbia, SC - Alex Strickland performs with Bathe at the Tapp's Art Center on Main St. in Columbia, SC.

RODEO  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordRODEO by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordRowdy Rice, left, and Sam Moore socialize between competition Saturday evening at the Blythewood Doko Rodeo in Blythewood, S.C. The IPRA Championship Rodeo featured eight events where world class cowboys and cowgirls competed for cash prizes, trophy buckles and qualifying points for the International Finals Rodeo held in Oklahoma. 6/4/16 June 4: Blythewood, SC - Rowdy Rice, left, and Sam Moore socialize between competition Saturday evening at the Blythewood Doko Rodeo in Blythewood, S.C. The IPRA Championship Rodeo featured eight events where world class cowboys and cowgirls competed for cash prizes, trophy buckles and qualifying points for the International Finals Rodeo held in Oklahoma. Photo by Sean Rayford for The State Newspaper

FT JAX FIREWORKS  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordFT JAX FIREWORKS by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayfordat the annual Torchlight Tattoo and Fireworks display Saturday night at Fort Jackson Army Base in Columbia, S.C. 7/2/16 July 2: Columbia, SC - Members of the United States Army react during a Fourth of July concert at Fort Jackson. The base is celebrating the preparation of soldiers for 100 years. Photo by Sean Rayford for The State Newspaper

Protest photo by South Carolina photojournlaist Sean RayfordProtest photo by South Carolina photojournlaist Sean RayfordAnaya Bastian sits in in the road where Huger St. turns into interstate 126 during a United We Stand march Sunday, July 10, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Several hundred protestors marched from the statehouse to the interstate where they were turned around by law enforcement. 7/10/16 July 10: Columbia, SC - Inaya Bastian sits in in the road where Huger St. turns into interstate 126 during a United We Stand march last night in Columbia, S.C. Several hundred protestors marched from the statehouse to the interstate where they were turned around by law enforcement. 7/10/16 photo by Sean Rayford for The State Newspaper

rnc cleveland  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayfordrnc cleveland by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordThe Republican National Convention in Cleveland by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford - Tuesday, July 19, 2016 July 19: Cleveland, Ohio - Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams clears a path for Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones as he is chased out of a public square in downtown Cleveland during the first day of the Republican National Convention.

RNC Photos cleveland 2016 Tuesday - South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordRNC Photos cleveland 2016 Tuesday - South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordThe Republican National Convention in Cleveland by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 July 20: Cleveland Ohio - Police officers from Columbus, OH watch over the crowd last night at the public square in downtown Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.

RNC Photos cleveland 2016 Tuesday  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordRNC Photos cleveland 2016 Tuesday by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordThe Republican National Convention in Cleveland by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 July 20: Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Police officers detain a protestor during the final day of the Republican National Convention July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, OH.

RNC Photos cleveland 2016 Thursday South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordRNC Photos cleveland 2016 Thursday South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordThe Republican National Convention in Cleveland by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford - Wednesday, July 20, 2016 July 20: Cleveland, OH - A young boy plays in a public fountain during the final day of the Republican National Convention July 20, 2016 in Cleveland, OH.

Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 11040Lex County Sportsorama by South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford 11040Lexington Sportsorama Jamboree photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford August 12: Lexington, SC - A Lexington cheerleader reacts to a friend in the crowd during the Lexington Jamboree August 12, 2016 in Lexington, SC.

drug church 1421 South Carolina photographer Sean Rayforddrug church 1421 South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordDrug Church and othersPhoto by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford August 16: Columbia, SC - Patrick Kindlon performs with Drug Church at the New Brookland Tavern in West Columbia, SC on August 16, 2016.

USC Football by South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordUSC Football by South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordSouth Carolina defensive lineman Ulric Jones, right, and defensive back Javon Charleston pose for a photo during the annual USC football media day Sunday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. 8/21/16 August 21: Columbia, SC -South Carolina defensive lineman Ulric Jones, right, and defensive back Javon Charleston pose for a photo during the annual USC football media day Sunday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. Photo by Sean Rayford for The State Newspaper

: hoechella  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayfordhoechella by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordHoechella - Aug 26, 2016 - Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford August 26: West Columbia, SC - Young folks apply glitter to one another during Hoechella at New Brookland Tavern August 26, 2016 in West Columbia, SC.

fortjax-Downtime0828 South Carolina photographer Sean Rayfordfortjax-Downtime0828 South Carolina photographer Sean Rayfordduring down at Fort Jackson Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Columbia, S.C. 8/28/16 August 28: Columbia, SC - Private Quinton Wright of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 193rd Infantry, tries on his graduation uniform during downtime at Fort Jackson Sunday, August 28, 2016 in Columbia, S.C. Photo by Sean Rayford for The State Newspaper

: NascarSouthern500-0905  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordNascarSouthern500-0905 by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordNASCAR fans watch Paul Menard and Ross Chasten lead a restart following a caution flag Sunday evening during the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C. 9/4/16 September 4: Darlington, SC -NASCAR fans watch Paul Menard and Ross Chasten lead a restart following a caution flag Sunday evening during the Southern 500 in Darlington, S.C. Photo by Sean Rayford for the State Newspaper

Charlotte Protests South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordCharlotte Protests South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordCHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Protestors put cargo from tractor trailers onto a fire on I-85 during protests of an officer-involved fatal shooting September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Protestors put cargo from tractor trailers onto a fire on I-85 (Interstate 85) during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The protests began last night, following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) 

Charlotte Protests  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordCharlotte Protests by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordCHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Police officers face off with protestors on I-85 during demonstrations against an officer-involved fatal shooting September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: Police officers face off with protestors on I-85 during demonstrations against an officer-involved fatal shooting September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Protests break out in charlotte  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordProtests break out in charlotte by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordCHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: A man looks at blood on the sidewalk in front of the Omni Hotel September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. Protests in Charlotte began on Tuesday in response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: A man looks at blood on the sidewalk in front of the Omni Hotel September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. Protests in Charlotte began on Tuesday in response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Protests break out in charlotte 43489Protests break out in charlotte 43489CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: With blood covering her hand and arm, a woman points at a police officer September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. Protests in Charlotte began on Tuesday in response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: With blood covering her hand and arm, a woman points at a police officer on September 21, 2016 in Charlotte, NC. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency in the city of Charlotte after clashes during protests in the city in response to the fatal shooting by police officers of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Protests break out in charlotte  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordProtests break out in charlotte by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordCHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: A woman smears blood on a police riot shield September 21, 2016 in downtown Charlotte, NC. Protests in Charlotte began on Tuesday in response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 21: A woman smears blood on a police riot shield September 21, 2016 in downtown Charlotte, NC. Protests in Charlotte began on Tuesday in response to the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Preparations for Hurricane Matthew in Charleston SC  South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordPreparations for Hurricane Matthew in Charleston SC South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordBruce D'Arcy boards up windows at a building on East Bay St. during preparations for the expected arrival of Hurricane Matthew in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 05 October 2016. Matthew has crossed over parts of Haiti and Cuba and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States. October 5: Charleston, SC: Bruce D'Arcy boards up windows at a building on East Bay St. during preparations for the expected arrival of Hurricane Matthew in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, 05 October 2016. Matthew has crossed over parts of Haiti and Cuba and is expected to move up the east coast of the United States.

Hurricane Matthew in Charleston SC  South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordHurricane Matthew in Charleston SC South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordAs Hurricane Matthew tracks toward the state of South Carolina, a group of people walk past Nick's BBQ on King St. October 7, 2015 in Charleston, SC. The worst of the storm effects are expected to strike the South Carolina coast on Saturday. October 7: Charleston, SC: As Hurricane Matthew tracks toward the state of South Carolina, a group of people walk past Nick's BBQ on King St. October 7, 2015 in Charleston, SC. The worst of the storm effects are expected to strike the South Carolina coast on Saturday. Photo by Sean Rayford for The New York Times

Hurricane Matthew coverage in Charleston  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordHurricane Matthew coverage in Charleston by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordA residential building is inundated with floodwaters as Hurricane Matthew hits the South Carolina coast October 8, 2016 in Charleston, SC. The hurricane has claimed four lives in the United States. October 8: Charleston, SC: A residential building is inundated with floodwaters as Hurricane Matthew hits the South Carolina coast October 8, 2016 in Charleston, SC. The hurricane has claimed four lives in the United States. Photo by Sean Rayford for The New York Times

Hurricane Matthew coverage in Charleston 63325Hurricane Matthew coverage in Charleston 63325Caroline Wright checks her smartphone after visiting her rental property on Huger St. after Hurricane Matthew hit the South Carolina coast October 8, 2016 in Charleston, SC. The hurricane has claimed four lives in the United States. October 8: Charleston, SC - Caroline Wright checks her smartphone on Huger St. after visiting her property for the first time following Hurricane Matthew's brush of Charleston, SC. Photo by Sean Rayford for The New York Times

Hurricane Matthew coverage in Charleston  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordHurricane Matthew coverage in Charleston by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordMatthew Mitchell rides a bicycle along the Battery after Hurricane Matthew hit the South Carolina coast October 8, 2016 in Charleston, SC. The hurricane has claimed four lives in the United States. October 8: Charleston, SC - Matthew Mitchell rides a bicycle along the Battery after Hurricane Matthew hit the South Carolina coast October 8, 2016 in Charleston, SC. The hurricane has claimed four lives in the United States. Photo by Sean Rayford for The New York Times

lumberton under waterlumberton under water LUMBERTON, NC - OCTOBER 12: Chris Moore walks down Martin Luther King Blvd. on October 12, 2016 in Lumberton, North Carolina. Hurricane Matthew's heavy rains ended over the weekend, but flooding is still expected for days in North Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

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FAIR BLUFF, NC - OCTOBER 11: Vance Barden, left, and Wayne Edwards carry personal items through a flooded street caused by remnants of Hurricane Matthew on October 11, 2016 in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. Thousands of homes have been damaged in North Carolina as a result of the storm and many are still under threat of flooding. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
 
kitty fair bluff South Carolina photographer Sean Rayfordkitty fair bluff South Carolina photographer Sean Rayford FAIR BLUFF, NC - OCTOBER 11: A cat is stranded on a fence due to floodwaters from the Lumber River on October 11, 2016 in Fair Bluff, North Carolina. Thousands of homes have been damaged in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Matthew and many are still under threat of flooding. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
 
lumberton walk -  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayfordlumberton walk - by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayford LUMBERTON, NC - OCTOBER 12: Used as a pedestrian bridge to help residents escape flooding, flea market tables are arranged on W. Fifth St. on October 12, 2016 in Lumberton, North Carolina. Hurricane Matthew's heavy rains ended over the weekend, but flooding is still expected for days in North Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
 
Massachusetts South Carolina FBC  South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordMassachusetts South Carolina FBC South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordSouth Carolina starting quarterback Jake Bentley (4) and South Carolina running back David Williams (33) celebrate a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) October 22: Columbia, SC - South Carolina starting quarterback Jake Bentley (4) and South Carolina running back David Williams (33) celebrate a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
 
halloween oct 2016 -  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean Rayfordhalloween oct 2016 - by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordHalloween - Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford October 28 - Columbia, SC - Deborah Adedokun perfoms with Debbie and the Skanks at the Music Farm during the Sid and Nancy Hollaween Explosion on Saturday, October 28, 2016.

Tennessee South Carolina FCS South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordTennessee South Carolina FCS South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordSouth Carolina head coach Will Muschamp communicates with a referee during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) October 29: Columbia, SC - "I'm proud of our players, and I told them after the game to continue to invest and have some belief. Some good things are going to happen, and I told them to continue to do the things we're asking them to do. They continue to do that, and our guys played their guts out tonight. We have to enjoy tonight and put this one behind us and get ready for a game against Missouri. I'm very pleased with our guys' efforts, and they have continued to fight." - South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp

Tennessee South Carolina FCS 06734Tennessee South Carolina FCS 06734during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) October 29: Columbia, SC - After the Volunteers failed to connect on a 58 yard field goal attempt in the game's final seconds, the Gamecocks landed their first big win under coach Will Muschamp against No. 18 ranked Tennessee. South Carolina defeated UT last night 24-21. Photo by Sean Rayford for AP Images.

Missouri South Carolina FCS  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordMissouri South Carolina FCS by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordSouth Carolina running back Rico Dowdle (23) runs the ball against Missouri safety Cam Hilton (7) and Eric Beisel (38) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Missouri 31-21. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) November 5: Columbia, SC - South Carolina freshman running back Rico Dowdle carries the ball against Missouri. He had twenty seven carries for 149 yards and one TD with 3 receptions for 20 yards and another TD. Photo by Sean Rayford for AP Images.

Trump raleigh  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordTrump raleigh by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump makes his second to last stop on the Campaign Trail in Raleigh, NC. Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford November 7: Raleigh, NC - Donald Trump makes two tiny fists at a campaign rally in Raleigh, NC the day before the general election on November 7, 2016.

jam room fest photos 2016 South Carolina photographer Sean Rayfordjam room fest photos 2016 South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordTrump Protest in Columbia SC Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford November 12: Columbia, SC - Scottie Tempo performs with Boo Hag during the annual Jam Room Music Festival November 12, 2016 in Columbia, SC.

Michigan Carolina M Basketball  by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordMichigan Carolina M Basketball by Columbia Sc photographer Sean RayfordSouth Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) blocks a shot attempt by Michigan forward Moritz Wagner (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Michigan 61-46. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) November 23: Columbia, SC - South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell (0) blocks a shot attempt by Michigan forward Moritz Wagner (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Michigan 61-46. Photo by Sean Rayford for AP Images

carolighting columbia sc  South Carolina photographer Sean Rayfordcarolighting columbia sc South Carolina photographer Sean RayfordPhoto by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford December 1: Columbia, SC - Dr. Marlena Smalls & The Hallelujah Singers out of Beaufort, SC. sing during  the reception for the Governor's Carolighting at the statehouse December 1, 2016 in Columbia, SC.

surfing santas by columbia sc photographersurfing santas by columbia sc photographerSurfing Santas in Cocoa Beach, Florida - Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford December 24 - Cocoa Beach, FL - Children wait in line to compete in a the youth costume contest at the Surfing Santas beach party on Christmas Eve in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

 


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Michelle Edgar(non-registered)
The layers of complexity and interplay of relative elements in so many of these photographs takes my breath away! To see an exhibit of these in a larger size would really be a treat. Very memorable and daring!
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