Positive Exposure portrait gallery

November 09, 2022
A photographer takes a picture of families listening to a speaker in the dental clinic lobby.

Ambassadors of MUSC’s Pamela Kaminsky Clinic for Adolescents and Adults with Special Health Care Needs unveiled their portraits at the Oct. 27 opening of a Positive Exposure photo gallery.

"We want to show them as people, not as disabilities,” said Michelle Ziegler, D.D.S., director, Division of Special Needs & AEGD Program and associate professor. “This is a population that is underrepresented not only in health care but in society. We want to embrace them for who they are.”

Located on the first floor of the Dental Clinics at 29 Bee St. in downtown Charleston, SC, the gallery is dedicated to all those who show us that beauty, in all its diverse expressions, is everywhere.

The portraits are taken by award-winning fashion photographer Rick Guidotti of Positive Exposure, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that promotes a more inclusive world through photography, films, exhibitions, lectures, and educational programs.

Learn more
Watch the Instagram highlight reel from the gallery opening
Read “MUSC dental college unveils new portraits for patients with disabilities” in The Post and Courier
Read “Diversity in focus: Photo project puts spotlight on patients with special health care needs” in MUSC Catalyst News

Rico grins for the camera, surrounded by his mom and aunt above him.