In Positive Exposure, Nicole Longnecker Gallery features the photographs of former New York City fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who has gained worldwide recognition for his photographs of individuals with genetic differences, from albinism to autism. These photos challenge the definition of beauty to transform public perceptions of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral differences.
Guidotti worked in New York City, Milan and Paris for a variety of high profile clients, including Yves St Laurent, Revlon, L'Oreal, Elle, Harpers Bazaar and GQ. He's the founder and director of Positive Exposure, an innovative arts, education and advocacy organization that works with individuals living with genetic, physical, cognitive and behavioral differences.
Guidotti's photographic exhibition Positive Exposure; The Spirit of Difference premiered at the People's Genome Celebration in 2001 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., and continues to exhibit in galleries, museums and public arenas internationally.
Positive Exposure is part of ReelAbilities, a citywide film and arts festival dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories and artistic expressions of individuals with various disabilities.
On view through Feb. 22.