Featured Events

January – December 2017

The Resource Exchange and the Chapel Hills Mall, Colorado Springs!

Exhibition extended: Now through to the end of the YEAR!! Stay tuned for new exhibition images and premiere!

A Positive Exposure POP-UP gallery.

CONGRATULATIONS: Diane Loschen and Chapel Hills Mall: GOLD Winner


Owner: Garrison Chapel Hills Owner LLC
Management Company: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

The MAXI Awards celebrate the outstanding work and achievements of those who are transforming marketing in the retail real estate industry.

November 13

Israeli Photography Convention: Tel Aviv

Keynote presentation


November 10

19th New York Fashion + Design Conference

November 9

6th Annual PCCA Conference
Nov 8-10, 2017, Philadelphia, PA

Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District


November 7

SUNY Downstate: Med Student Lecture


November 1 – 5, 2017


FACES REDEFINING BEAUTY: A Global Project about Facial Differences

Self-Esteem Workshop

Gaston, Ghent, Belgium


October 20 – 22, 2017

Albinism Fellowship
Adult & Family Weekend Conference
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire, DE55 1AU

The Fellowship is a positive and sociable volunteer-run organisation that aims to provide information, advice and support for people with albinism and their families. We also provide information about the condition to professionals working with people with albinism, and other appropriate interested parties.

Our focus is on the United Kingdom & Ireland, but we also work closely with other albinism support groups around the world.

October 7

The Resource Exchange Grand Opening to CHANGE HOW YOU SEE, SEE HOW YOU CHANGE
Chapel Hills Mall, Colorado Springs, COWith special screenings of ON BEAUTY!

Ms. Sheila, Teacher

I am so thrilled that I was able to take a bunch of my students to see the film and meet Rick.  So many of them have their own  differing abilities and feel less than.  This outing gave them a powerful message and meeting Rick was the icing on the cake!  I am so appreciative that he “saw” them.  The pictures he took will be a very tangible reminder of the day, the hope and power that they can have in the world.

Sarah’s Mom

Waiting for our time to work with Rick along with several other families was a time of personal reflection on the common struggles and victories that brought us together.  Rick clearly has the gift of encouragement and coupled with his amazing talent and a passion for the project he was a joy to work with. Our daughter and project ambassador, Sarah, felt so at ease and gladly supplied him with an endless stream of smiles.  Rick made us feel like he had all the time in the world to get the most beautiful shot. We are grateful to be a part of his vision to expand what we all see as beauty.  I have honestly been giddy with excitement in anticipation of how this work will be used to help and encourage others.  He has illuminated what is beautiful so that more people can appreciate what few already see.  We are all beautiful and special and his art gives us pause to ponder and appreciate beauty in a place most do not seek to find it.  That is a very beautiful thing.

October 2

Boston, October 2: FRAGILE X in FRAME




B+ directed by Nazir Mirzaee 8 minutes, addresses Thalassemia

Saving Sight directed by Nate Strubhar 21 minutes, addresses Choroideremia (CHM)

Fragile X in Frame directed by Rick Guidotti 10 minutes, addresses Fragile X Syndrome

Imagine directed by Carl Mason 10 minutes addresses Niemann Pick Type C

Festival Schedule


Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival is a new event showcasing films from around the world which address the challenges of life with a rare disease. It will be held Oct. 2nd -3rd, 2017 in Boston, MA. Most (but not all) of our films are documentaries. Many are less than 15 minutes.

Each film maker attending will have an opportunity for questions and answers with our audience following the presentation of their film.

Between our slates of films rare disease researchers and patient advocates will also share stories from their experience.

We believe increased awareness can connect patient families, inspire conversations about translation applications of current science, lead to new paths for research and save lives. These films put the often abstract and dire clinical information into the context of real people living their lives.

September 22


11:00 – 11:50 a.m. at Hale Auditorum, Cultural Life Center
“Frame” Workshop to students and faculty
Departments of Education, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Visual Arts,
12:00 -1:00  p.m. at Thomas Golisano Library Conference Room 200
Lunch and Pre-Presentation Discussion with college deans
4:00 pm at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY:  Rick Guidotti will give a Keynote Lecture, “Change How You See, See How You Change”.  The keynote will be about inspiring people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.


For more information:


September 21, 2017

Join WXXI and the Golisano Foundation for a special Move to Include screening of On Beauty Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre (L5). The event is free and open to the public.

The evening will conclude with an audience Q&A with Rick, who will be in town for the screening.

The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604

For more information:

September 11 – 23

Digital BNP Exhibition extended 1 Week!


Exhibit: Ghent, Belgium

From September 11-23, Positive Exposure Belgium and BNP Paribas Fortis are organizing a digital exhibit ‘Change How You See, See How You Change’ at the Flagship office of BNP Paribas Fortis in Ghent (Belgium).

On September 16 there will be a photography exhibit of Positive Exposure in the Head Quarters of BNP Paribas Fortis in Ghent (building next to the Flagship office).

Address: BNP Paribas Fortis Flagship office, Zonnestraat 2, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Free entrance

For more info, visit Positive Exposure Belgium’s Facebook event page: ‘Change How You See, See How You Change’

September 5 – October 6, 2017

Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY

The photographic exhibition “Positive Exposure — Change How You See, See How You Change,” presented by the Golisano Foundation, is on display through Oct. 16 at Roberts Wesleyan College in the atrium of the Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center. The exhibit features portraits taken by internationally renowned photographer Rick Guidotti of people from around Greater Rochester living with genetic, physical, intellectual and developmental differences.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Other events which are free and open to the public include:

September 21, 6:30 pm at The Little Theatre, Rochester, NY:  On Beauty Screening followed by Q & A with Rick Guidotti

September 22, 4:00 pm at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY:  Rick Guidotti will give a Keynote Lecture, “Change How You See, See How You Change”.  The keynote will be about inspiring people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.

For more information: