Arts InFocus: Positive Exposure ON DEMAND

Arts InFocus: Positive Exposure ON DEMAND

Meet fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who now focuses his lens on highlighting the beauty in all of us.

Rick Guidotti has had a career that’s taken him from New York City to Milan and now to Rochester. As a fashion photographer he photographed high fashion models. He’s now focused his lens on highlighting the beauty in all of us. Through his organization, Positive Exposure, Rick spends his time photographing people with genetic differences. In preparation for it’s thirtieth anniversary celebration, The Golisano Foundation brought Rick to the George Eastman House to photograph twenty individuals here in Rochester. WXXI was fortunate to be there to document the process.

Exited

Exited

When young people finish high school, they need to figure out what to do next. Growing up can be a daunting experience for everyone, but for people with disabilities, it can feel like arriving at a cliff.

Exited is a podcast that explores this moment through the experiences of eight young people and their families. It’s about growing up and trying to find a place where you belong — when you’ve been told your whole life that you’re different.

This podcast is from WXXI’s Inclusion Desk, a multi-platform reporting effort to inform and transform attitudes and behavior about inclusion. The Inclusion Desk grew from the Move to Include partnership between WXXI and the Golisano Foundation. Through programming and special events, WXXI and the Golisano Foundation look to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.

Link to the Program here.