Celebrity photographer Carell Augustus celebrated his latest book, “Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments,” with a tour stop in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. The book signing event felt like a heartfelt homecoming as old friends and classmates celebrated his success and reminisced about old times.

The event took place at Barnes and Noble in Richland Fashion Mall, and the line was nearly out the door before Carell even started signing books. It was clear that his “Raiders” came out to show their love.

As Carell signed books, he joked, laughed, and even shed some tears. Despite all his success, he hadn’t changed one bit. He was still the same guy from Greenview, off Campanella Drive. It was a lighthearted and joyous occasion that reminded us all of the power of community and friendship.

“Black Hollywood: Reimagining Iconic Movie Moments” is a stunning tribute to Black actors and their contributions to the film industry. The book showcases Black actors as the lead roles in iconic Hollywood movie moments. It is a powerful message of inclusivity and representation that resonates with readers from all walks of life. It is not just for Black people but for everyone who rarely sees themselves in their entirety on screen.

The photo book includes a foreword by Forest Whitaker and an afterword by Niecy Nash, both of whom are among the ranks of Black Hollywood royalty. Carell’s ability to bring together such influential figures to support his vision speaks volumes about his talent and his ability to bring people together.

Overall, Carell’s book signing event was a testament to the power of community and the importance of representation. It is no doubt that Carell will continue to make a positive impact on the world with his work. I look forward to seeing what he does next.