On Beauty Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Date: Friday, Oct. 9
Time: 12–1 p.m.
Where: Cole Hall (Parnassus, Medical Sciences Building)
Cost: Free

On Beauty follows fashion photographer Rick Guidotti, who left 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 with albinism, Rick refocused his lens and uses it to challenge convention and redefine beauty with the help of two extraordinary women.

At the center of On Beauty are two of Rick’s photo subjects: Sarah and Jayne. Sarah left public school for home school in eighth grade because she was bullied so harshly for the Sturge-Weber birthmark on her face. Jayne lives in Eastern Africa where people with albinism are highly discriminated against and are sometimes even killed for their body parts. 

There will be a panel discussion following the film featuring:

  • Bruce Wintroub, MD -- Chair, Dermatology and Professor, School of Medicine
  • William Hoffman, MD – Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery
  • Nathaniel Gleason, MD – Internist, General Internal Medicine at Mount Zion and Co-Chair, Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Disability Issues

Please contact Judy Rosen with any questions.