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The 2020 Battery: A Photography Spotlight

Throughout the difficult year that was 2020, watching the Battery was a short respite from the troubles of the world. There were highs and lows, set against the backdrop of a new home for the Black and Yellow that ushered in a new era for the longest continuously run Soccer team in America.

Due to the coronavirus, it was sometimes hard for those here at Black and Yellow Post to provide adequate coverage on matchdays in the same depth we had in previous years. As such, we’d like to thank the people that made it easier for us: The photographers. As such, we’d like to say thank you by giving them a stage upon which we’ll showcase their work.

Ross Almers, Kim Gregory, Ben Clemens and Matthew Peacock helped us exponentially with their exemplary work, providing match photos even at games we were unable to attend. Below is a selection of their work from 2020:

IMAGES COURTESY ROSS ALMERS PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN

As a sponsor of Black and Yellow Post, Ross Almers is the primary photo partner for Black and Yellow Post and has been providing us with his work since our inception. A lifelong fan of the club, Almers does nature photography and other sporting events as well as the Battery. Visit his galleries at the link above.

PHOTOS COURTESY BEN CLEMENS

Ben Clemens was the primary photographer for the Battery in 2020. A recent graduate of the College of Charleston, Ben works primarily in digital media.

PHOTOS COURTESY MATTHEW PEACOCK

Matthew Peacock can regularly be seen at Battery events around the ground and the city at large, camera in hand. He spent most of the year doing video and PA work, but a selection of his best shots of the year can be seen above.

PHOTOS COURTESY KIM GREGORY

Another lifelong fan, Kim Gregory is a member of The Regiment as well as one of the photographers you’ll see on any given matchday in Charleston. Together with her husband Jim, she does events, weddings, and festivals as well as documenting historical sites around the city. Visit her galleries at the link above.

TOP IMAGE: BATTERY PLAYERS CELEBRATE TOGETHER FOLLOWING A GOAL. BEN CLEMENS/CHARLESTON BATTERY PHOTO

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