We have the privilege to welcome to Marseille the exceptional prize-winning photographer, Rick Guidotti, director of Positive Exposure. Founded in 1998, Positive Exposure is a non-profit organization that challenges the stigma associated with difference by pioneering a new vision of the attractiveness of diversity. Positive Exposure uses photography and video to transform public perceptions of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral differences. Mr. Guidotti will open a public exhibit, during the weekend of the CMN Expert Meeting, of photographs featuring the beauty of people affected with large congenital melanocytic nevi. He will also propose on-site photo shoots of patient advocate volunteers attending the conference.
Before the opening on Friday, 27 September, 2013, Mr. Guidotti will conduct a public lecture in English about Positive Exposure. This is hosted by the Department of Medical Genetics and Functional Genomics, INSERM UMR_S910, in Amphitheatre 7 (5th floor, red wing) of the Faculté de Médecine, University Aix-Marseille from 11:30a.m.-12:30 p.m. Contact us for more details.
Mr. Guidotti has given numerous talks about his work and goals, among which the following two TED talks, and is also a regular speaker for public outreach events such as the annual American Society for Human Genetics’ high school workshop and a recent fundraiser for childhood genetic disorders by the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Positive Exposure’s educational and advocacy programs reach around the globe to promote a more inclusive, compassionate world where differences are celebrated.