#104 - Rick Guidotti

#104 - Rick Guidotti


Hello Friends 👋

We have the privilege and pleasure of hosting award-winning photographer Rick Guidotti on the show this week. Rick's work with children and adults with genetic conditions and disabilities has profoundly impacted how Daphna and I see our patients and how we practice medicine. Rick's work has had a massive impact on providers and families around the world, and we are ecstatic to bring his voice to our program and hope that he will spark your curiosity and lead you to check out Positive Exposure. Since recording this interview, we have partnered with Rick to launch The NICU: A Life in Between. This project focuses on infants, their families, and the staff caring for them in the NICU. Check out the early phases of this work at www.aniculife.org. We will tell you more about this initiative next week during our end-of-year show and how you can join us in fostering a culture of care and love around our NICUs. Enjoy this week's episode, and have a good Sunday!

Visit POSITIVE EXPOSURE to find out more about Rick's work:

Positive Exposure
The spirit of difference

Check out On Beauty, Rick's documentary on children with albinism:

On Beauty
From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family) and Chicago’s Kartemquin Films comes a story about challenging norms and redefining beauty. On Beauty follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive…

Check out Rick's TEDx talk right here:

Check out the FRAME project that Rick mentioned on the show today:

FRAME - Positive Exposure
FRAME is a web-based educational library and resource created by Positive Exposure that changes how medical information is presented to health care professionals in training, clinicians, families and communities. What started as a pilot in collaboration with students in the Joan H Marks Graduate Pro…

Short bio: Rick Guidotti, an award winning photographer, worked in NYC, Milan, Paris and London for a variety of high profile clients including Yves St Laurent, Revlon and L’Oreal. His work has been published in newspapers, magazines and journals as diverse as GQ, People, the American Journal of Medical Genetics, The Lancet, Spirituality and Health, the Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly and LIFE Magazine. Rick founded POSITIVE EXPOSURE after a chance encounter in 1997 with a young lady living with albinism at a bus stop in New York City.  As an artist, Rick was taken by her extraordinary beauty. In a quest for a better understanding of albinism, Rick sought out medical textbooks, where he was affronted by the dehumanizing images depicting disease, lacking all humanity. It was this experience which forced Rick to turn his lens from the more traditional ideas of beauty, to the beauty and richness of human diversity. Rick has since spent more than twenty years collaborating internationally with advocacy organizations/NGOs, medical schools, universities and other educational institutions to effect a sea-change in societal attitudes towards individuals living with genetic, physical, behavioral or intellectual difference.