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Richland Library and Family Connection of South Carolina partner on LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit

Jeremiah Martin, from the 2017 LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit

Jeremiah Martin, from the 2017 LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit

The 2018 LOOK! Forward Photography Exhibit opens June 2 at the newly renovated Richland Library Main, 1431 Assembly Street.

The exhibit, which remains on display through August 17, showcases the beauty and strength of 48 children, teens, and young adults who are living rich, full lives despite their disability or special healthcare need. Each individual’s story accompanies their photo, allowing others to actually see past the images and have a more realistic look into their lives.

The project is made possible thanks to the generosity of 35 South Carolina photographers— a value of more than $40,000 in services. Groucho’s Deli has supported the effort as the title sponsor, along with businesses and individuals throughout the state.

Family Connection developed the LOOK! project in response to often heard comments from the families served who state, “I wish that the world would really see my child and not just their disability!”

After the exhibit’s run at Richland Library’s downtown location, it will also travel to other areas of the state.

More information on the project and images from last year’s exhibit can be found online at Questions? Contact Family Connection at 803-252- 0914 or pmozingo@FamilyConnectionSC. org.

About Family Connection of South Carolina

For nearly 30 years, Family Connection has been changing lives of those with disabilities and special healthcare needs by making connections, raising awareness and promoting inclusion. Programs and services focus on five key areas: Parent Support, Healthcare, Education, Training and Advocacy. Family Connection staff members are trained to help parents navigate each stage of their child’s journey and chart a course for success. Call the Family Information Center ( FIC) at 1- 800-578-8750 from 8:30 a. m. – 5 p. m. Monday through Friday. Para Español: 1-888-808-7462. About Richland Library

Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library offers a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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