Media Advisory
August 14, 2015
Golisano Foundation
Jean Dalmath ( 585) 755-6911
Amanda Antinore  (585) 729-7533
Behind the Scenes with Photographer 
Rick  Guidotti - in Rochester Monday and Tuesday to Shoot 
Positive Exposure
Photo Exhibition

Behind the Scenes - the Making of Positive Exposure Photo Exhibition with Renowned Photographer Rick Guidotti

As part of its 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Golisano Foundation   has commissioned a series of photographic works of people with intellectual disabilities to be taken by renowned photographer Rick Guidotti.  The exhibition, entitled Positive Exposure - Change How You See, See How You Change, will feature 20 original portraits of people from the Rochester region who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Positive Exposure will open October 2 at George Eastman House and run through October 18. Guidotti will be in Rochester to shoot the portraits. 


Media is invited to meet Rick and see him work.
  • Monday August 17, 9AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday August 18, 11AM - 4:30 PM
George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue, Rochester NY

Rick G
For 15 years Rick Guidotti's passion has been to show the humanity and beauty of people living with genetic, physical, cognitive and behavioral differences. The award-winning former fashion photographer who  has worked for clients such as Yves Saint Laurent, Elle , and Harpers Bazaar, founded and now directs  Positive Exposure, a NYC-based non-profit arts, education and advocacy organization that explores the social and psychological experiences of people.  His work with Positive Exposure has been widely published in the world's leading newspapers, magazines and journals including Elle, GQ, People, the Americ an Journal of Medical Genetics, The Lancet, Spirituality and Health, the Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly and Life Magazine.
Guidotti's Positive Exposure photo and video presentation explores the social and psychological experiences of people living with genetic, physical, cognitive and behavioral conditions of all ages and ethno-cultural heritages. Positive Exposure provides new opportunities to see individuals living with a genetic difference first and foremost as a human being with his/her own challenges rather than as a specific diagnosis/disease entity.


Golisano Foundation
The Golisano Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the United States devoted exclusively to supporting programs for people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1985 with an initial gift of $90,000 from B. Thomas Golisano, the founder and Chairman of Paychex, the Foundation now has more than $32 million in gross assets and has awarded more than $19.5 million in grants, about $1.5 million annually, to non-profit organizations in a multi-county region surrounding Rochester, New York that serve people with developmental disabilities. Through targeted initiatives, it is our vision that communities will encourage and commit to inclusion, acceptance and opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and provide services that empower individuals to make their way productively and creatively in their communities.  For more information visit

George Eastman House
George Eastman House holds unparalleled collections, totaling more than four million objects, of photographs, motion pictures, cameras and technology, and photographically illustrated books. Established as an independent nonprofit institution in 1947, it is the world's oldest photography museum and third largest film archive in the United States. The museum is located in Rochester, NY, on the National Historic Landmark estate of George Eastman, the innovator of popular photography and motion picture film.