NEW FACE OF BEAUTY EXHIBITION
Diversity is on show at exhibition
A PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition exploring the many faces of genetic difference is set to launched at Sunshine Plaza on June 6.
The exhibition features images by New York-based award winning photographer, and advocate for changing societal attitudes, Rick Guidotti.
Mr Guidotti worked for many years as a fashion photographer before founding his not-for-profit organisation Positive Exposure.
The organisation develops exhibitions, lectures, workshops, educational programs and initiatives with celebrate the beauty of human diversity.
Mr Guidotti’s Maroochydore exhibition is the first exhibit of its kind in Australia that focuses on children and adults affected by genetic conditions located on the 18th chromosome, along with a number of other genetic conditions.
The images were captured at various Sunshine Coast locations at the end of last year by Rick, founder of the global human rights organisation Positive Exposure, in late 2017.
Mr Guidotti was back on the Coast to launch the exhibition and said he was delighted to catch up with the many new friends he met during the photo shoot.
“The locations are stunning and we had a ball with this amazing community and with so many children and families, celebrating their diversity,” he said.
“I’m so thrilled to be able to bring this exhibition to the Coast and it would be great to see it tour further across the country.”
Mr Guidotti was commissioned by The Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society Australasia support group in late 2017 to create the exhibition.
Chromosome 18 Registry president Marlene Brightwell said it held the vision of bringing the exhibition to a public space, rather than a traditional gallery, so the general public have the opportunity to meet people living with rare genetic conditions.
“We’re thrilled to have Sunshine Plaza support us, by providing the space to hold the exhibition,” she said.
“Rick has also been working with USC students and staff including curator Megan Williams, to bring together a very special exhibition.”
The exhibition will be on display each Saturday and Sunday until July 15.
DIVERSITY STARS: Rick Guidotti with two stars of the exhibition, Allycia Staples and Mitchell Runcie.