11-15-2011 (Dayton, OH) -
Award-winning former fashion photographer Rick Guidotti will be a guest lecturer at grand rounds at The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton on November 16 at 9:30am. He will discuss the realities of individuals who have or are at risk for child genetic disorders and define opportunities to best meet the needs of children and families touched by these disorders. The event is open to the public.
Guidotti received his education in photography and filmmaking at New York’s School of Visual Arts. He then spent the next 15 years specializing in portraiture and fashion working in New York, Milan, Paris and London. His clients included Yves Saint Laurent, Elle, Revlon and L’Oreal. His work has been published in magazines, newspapers and journals such as Elle, GQ, People, Life Magazine, the Washington Post and Atlantic Monthly.
Guidotti is the founder and director of Positive Exposure, an innovative arts, education and advocacy organization that investigates the social and psychological experiences of people living with genetic, physical and mental health conditions.
In 2001, he premiered his “Positive Exposure, The Spirit of Difference” at the People’s Genome Celebration at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The body of work continues to be on display in galleries, museums and other public international venues.
For the past eight years, Guidotti has been photographing, interviewing and videotaping individuals living with genetic conditions with a strong concentration on albinism. These photos and interviews have included individuals from the U.S., Canada, Cameroon, South Africa, Fiji, Samoa, France and many others.
Positive Exposure has worked with many organizations including the Ministries of Health of French Polynesia, Fiji, and Panama; and the Royal Societies for the Blind in England, New Zealand and Australia.
Guidotti’s speech on will be held in the Kogut Auditorium at Dayton Children’s and is open to the public.
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