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Positive Exposure: Celebrating Our Shared Humanity

Positive Exposure will open a multi-media gallery, performing arts & creative workplace that celebrates human diversity.

Positive Exposure: Celebrating Our Shared Humanity

Positive Exposure will open a multi-media gallery, performing arts & creative workplace that celebrates human diversity.

$1,678
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
15
backers
13days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Tue, October 1 2019 2:22 PM UTC +00:00.

About


Rick Guidotti’s career has always been about showcasing beauty, first as a fashion photographer and now through his non-profit organization POSITIVE EXPOSURE. Today, his supermodels, now role models, are people living with with genetic, physical, intellectual and behavioral differences such as albinism, autism, Marfan syndrome and more. For his subjects, their moment in front of the camera is the first time that many people see them for who they are - as beautiful, vibrant human beings with opinions and emotions. 

Billy (Ambassador for Marfan syndrome)
Billy (Ambassador for Marfan syndrome)
Lily (Ambassador for Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome)
Lily (Ambassador for Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome)

POSITIVE EXPOSURE has exhibited worldwide, including the Smithsonian, UNESCO, NYU Langone Health and other locations.  Additionally, POSITIVE EXPOSURE presents around the world and has been featured in many publications and media outlets.  POSITIVE EXPOSURE is the focus of the award-winning documentary, On Beauty, by Kartemquin Films.

Willy (Ambassador for Developmental Disabilities)
Willy (Ambassador for Developmental Disabilities)

POSITIVE EXPOSURE has numerous programs including medical school and K-12 initiatives. The FRAME Program (Faces Redefining the Art of Medical Education) is a web-based film library that changes how medical information is presented to healthcare providers in training, clinicians, families and communities.  PEARLS is a blog platform that empowers "ambassadors," people living with specific conditions or differences, to blog about life from their unique perspective, fostering voices for change. 

Simone (Ambassador for Down syndrome)
Simone (Ambassador for Down syndrome)

In February 2019, POSITIVE EXPOSURE signed a lease for a two-story space on Museum Mile in East Harlem and is in the midst of renovating and transforming the space into an ADA compliant gallery, lecture hall and performing arts center. Set to open in October 2019, the space will become a center for POSITIVE EXPOSURE to showcase the work of photographers, artists and performers celebrating diversity. This center will be the first of its kind, with a mission to break down barriers and broaden society's perspective on diversity and inclusion for schools, teachers, families, community groups and health care professionals here in New York City and around the globe. 

As POSITIVE EXPOSURE mainly thrives on donations, Guidotti and the Board of Directors are seeking $25K in crowdfunding donations in order to finalize the much-needed overhaul of the new space to complete this vision. Join us in our mission to erect this pillar for the community and further the discourse on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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    Become a POSITIVE EXPOSURE VIP! Enjoy a personal photo shoot with POSITIVE EXPOSURE founder and award-winning fashion photographer, Rick Guidotti -- it will be an unforgettable experience! Along with the photo shoot, you'll receive all of the other items from the other reward levels.

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