Positive Exposure

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The Golisano Foundation presented the premiere of the photographic exhibition, Positive Exposure - Change How You See, See How You Change, from October 2-18, 2015 at George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY, drawing record crowds.

This exhibition was created in celebration of the Golisano Foundation's 30th anniversary and featured 20 portraits taken by award-winning photographer Rick Guidotti of people living with intellectual disabilities.

RickGuidottiGuidotti has spent more than 15 years working to effect a sea change in societal attitudes toward individuals living with genetic difference. The award-winning former fashion photographer, founded and directs Positive Exposure, an innovative nonprofit arts, education, and advocacy organization that explores the social and psychological experiences of people living with genetic, physical, cognitive, and behavioral differences.

This exhibition provided the opportunity to see beyond all labels or disabilities and presented our ambassadors as the beautiful, vibrant individuals that they are. It also included new images taken by Guidotti at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, and a collection of images from Positive Exposure's permanent collection.

Positive Exposure on Tour

The exhibition is periodically loaned to other organizations for special events including: Roberts Wesleyan College - September / October 2017.

For information on hosting the exhibition contact Ann Costello.

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