FIRST Members Receive Supermodel Treatment
Fourteen pediatric dermatology patients from M Health Fairview hope their photographs change the way we see those who are different. The idea is to highlight what makes them unique.
"The staring, the bullying. Those are huge problems for our patients, the lack of confidence knowing they are different," said Dr. Sheilagh Maguiness, a pediatric dermatologist with
M Health Fairview.
Patients were given "supermodel treatment" with this project, posing for renowned fashion photographer Rick Guidotti. After a career of photographing supermodels for magazines like
GQ and Life, he launched a nonprofit called "Positive Exposure" to promote authentic beauty.
Two FIRST members, Genevieve and Logan, took part in this project and their photos are hanging at the M Health Fairview Pediatric Specialty Clinic in Minneapolis, but Positive Exposure has exhibited in hospitals, businesses, and museums all over the world.