Filmmaker: Joanna Rudnick
Year of Completion: 2014
TRT: 31 mins
Country of Origin: U.S./Kenya
A story about challenging norms and redefining beauty.
On Beauty follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left a 15-year career the fashion world when he grew frustrated with having to work within the restrictive parameters of the industry’s standard of beauty. After a chance encounter with a young woman who had the genetic condition albinism, Guidotti re-focused his lens on those too often relegated to the shadows to change the way we see and experience beauty. He formed the non-profit Positive Exposure, which uses photographs and video to change public perceptions of people with genetic, physical, behavioral and intellectual differences. On Beauty follows Rick with two of his subjects: Sarah, who was bullied for her Sturge-Weber birthmark, and Janey, a girl with albinism living in East Africa. On Beauty is directed and produced by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Joanna Rudnick (In the Family).