About the Images Gallery

The Positive Exposure Images Gallery  began with Rick Guidotti’s quest for a better understanding of genetic difference — and made a big splash in the world of photography. The first Positive Exposure photos appeared in a LIFE Magazine cover story entitled “Redefining Beauty,” featuring people with albinism.

Since then, Positive Exposure has photographed over 100,000 individuals at conferences, community-based initiatives, and the Gallery on NYC’s Museum Mile. Photographs have featured individuals living with a range of genetic, physical, behavioral, or intellectual difference. Ambassadors hail from everywhere in the United States and over 100 countries.

With each shoot, Positive Exposure seeks to celebrate humanity, inclusivity, and joy.
Explore the New Faces of Genetics over the years.

Note: If you’re interested in a shoot or would like to bring Positive Exposure photography to an event, reach out to us.

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  • Albinism is a recessive genetic condition that causes the absence or reduction of pigmentation in the hair, skin and eyes.

  • Alternating hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by repeated episodes of weakness or paralysis that may [...]

  • Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births or 500,000 people worldwide. [...]

  • Anophthalmia is a birth defect where a baby is born without one or both eyes.

  • Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), commonly referred to as arthrogryposis, is the medical term describing the presence of multiple congenital contractures. [...]

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder What is ASD? Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects how people [...]

  • CFC syndrome is a rare genetic condition that typically affects the heart (cardio), facial features (facio) and skin (cutaneous). Children [...]

  • Cerebral Palsy is a collection of movement disorders resulting from a malformation or injurious event to the developing brain that [...]

  • 11q terminal deletion disorder is a rare genetic disorder. About 1 baby in 100,000 is born with Jacobsen syndrome. The [...]

  • Chromosome 18 includes 18p-, 18q-, Ring 18, Tetrasomy 18p, and Trisomy 18. 18p can cause heart defects and holoprosencephaly, a [...]

  • Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is an extremely rare chromosomal disorder caused by a missing piece (partial deletion or monosomy) of the [...]

  • 5p- Syndrome is a chromosomal deletion disorder resulting in a wide spectrum of intellectual and developmental abilities. Each year in [...]

  • Cleidocranial dysplasia is a rare genetic condition that affects teeth and bones, such as the skull, face, spine, collarbones and [...]

  • CLOVES Syndrome stands for Congenital, Lipomatous, Overgrowth, Vascular Malformations, Epidermal Nevi and Spinal/Skeletal Anomalies and/or Scoliosis and was identified simultaneously [...]

  • Cockayne Syndrome (CS) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by poor growth, microcephaly, progeria (premature aging), sensitivity to sunlight, moderate [...]

  • A person with CLS may have craniofacial, skeletal, or cardiac abnormalities, as well as hearing impairment and cognitive, behavioral, and [...]

  • Coffin-Siris syndrome is a genetic condition that affects multiple body systems. Variants in the ARID1B gene are the most common [...]

  • CdLS is not a “one size fits all” condition. An individual may have many of the following traits, or only [...]

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