COLUMBIA, S.C. (February 9, 2021) – The Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE hereafter), has partnered with local nonprofit organization, Family Connection of South Carolina, to display LOOK! – a unique and thoughtful photography collection. 

“The intent of LOOK! is to showcase the beauty and unique abilities of the person being photographed, and to help those viewing the photos pause, reflect, and see disability in a different way,” said Amy Holbert, CEO of Family Connection.  “It is a beautiful collection that speaks to Family Connection’s goal of creating inclusion.”

Each photograph highlights the strength and beauty of a child or young adult in South Carolina who is living with a disability. The photos were taken by area photographers who volunteered their time and talents to capture the participants in candid moments doing the things they like to do best – living rich, full lives.

“This collection is one that provides a needed glimpse into the hearts and lives of some of our most cherished members of this community,” said Kim Jamieson, Director of Marketing and Air Service Development. “We’re thrilled to be able to partner with Family Connection of SC to bring such a powerful exhibit to the travelers.”

The LOOK! exhibit will be on display near the food court at CAE through the summer.

About Family Connection:

Family Connection of South Carolina offers parents peer-to-peer support, helps families navigate the complex healthcare system, and provides guidance and support to help parents plan for, and attend school meetings to ensure their child’s supports and services are carried out effectively throughout their education. There is no cost to families for services. Help families connect with the support and resources they need to help their children thrive. Visit or call 1-800-578-8750.

About the Columbia Metropolitan Airport: (Until further notice, flight schedules subject to change and adjust due to COVID-19). Now providing nonstop service to 12 major airports in 11 cities including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York City (LGA), Philadelphia, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Washington, D.C. (Dulles and Reagan National). Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), a Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited facility, continues to be a major economic driver for the Midlands region. Welcoming over 1.3 million passengers in 2019, CAE is served by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Silver Airways and United Airlines and is a regional cargo hub for UPS and is also served by FedEx. For more information, please visit