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Eva Ritvo, MD: Co-Founder, The Bold Beauty Project

Eva Ritvo, MD:  Co-Founder, The Bold Beauty Project

 

 





Introduction to Eva Ritvo, MD. 1:30 min.  Interview: Raymond Elman.  Editing & Production:  Estefania Ugueto.  Photographers:  Robert Zuckerman, Alexandra Vivas.  Recorded via Zoom:  12/31/2020, Miami Beach.

 

Beverly Hills Courier columnist EVA RITVO, MD is a psychiatrist with nearly 30 years’ experience practicing in Miami Beach. She is the author of “Bekindr-The Transformative Power of Kindness” and the founder of the Bekindr Global Initiative, a movement to bring more kindness in the world. She is the co-author of “The Beauty Prescription” and “The Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy.” She is also the co-founder of the nonprofit BOLD BEAUTY PROJECT. Dr. Ritvo received her undergraduate and medical degrees from UCLA, and psychiatry residency training at Weill Cornell Medicine.

 

 





Bold Beauty Project from LaFrance Films on Vimeo Bold Beauty Project MIAMI: Bakehouse Arts Complex, Wynwood, November 2016. . 13:30 min.

 

The videos below were recorded via Zoom, are organized by topic and run between 30 seconds and 6 minutes. Click on any video. You must be connected to the Internet to view the videos.

 

INSIGHT AND INSPIRATION: 3:09 min.





Is there a symbiotic relationship between Robert Zuckerman’s “Kindsight” book and your “Bekindr” book?

 

INSIGHT AND INSPIRATION: 0:45 sec.





Where did you grow up and what was your earliest memory of art of any discipline?

 

VALUES FIRST-RATE EDUCATION: 0:50 sec.





Where did you go to school and what did you learn in school that still informs you today?

 

SERENDIPITY: 0:55 sec.





What has been the role of serendipity in your career?

 

COMMUNITY VALUES: 0:53 sec.





Since photographs can be printed in multiples, do you have an inventory of the core of the exhibit that you can reassemble in any locale?

 

INSIGHT AND INSPIRATION: 1:26 min.





I’m sure you’re aware of Robert Zuckerman’s “Planet Portraits” project.

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND: 3:50 min.





What was the initial inspiration for the Bold Beauty Project, and how did it evolve?

 

SEIZES OPPORTUNITIES: 0:25 sec.





Have you approached any of the South Florida museums about mounting a Bold Beauty Project exhibition?

 

INSIGHT AND INSPIRATION: 5:38 min.





When you started the Bold Beauty Project (BBP), did you see the first version as a pilot project for something that could be bigger, or did the results of what you accomplished the first time out make you realize that BBP had huge potential?

 

EMPATHY: 1:54 min.





As a psychiatrist, do you believe that the arts have a healing power?

 

COMMUNITY VALUES: 1:28 min.





How has the Bold Beauty Project impacted you?

 

CRITICAL THINKING: 2:24 min.





What have been the discussions regarding only including women models, and regarding allowing nudity (even though nudity has long been an exploitation debate for actresses and models)?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND: 1:25 min.





How do you select the photographers?

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBILITY: 3:57 min.





How was the dynamic of Robert Zuckerman shooting photographs from a wheel chair of models with disabilities different from fully-able photographers working with models with disabilities for the first time?

 

INSIGHT & INSPIRATION: 2:15 min.





My wife and I served on a host and organizing committee for a Special Olympics event in Sunny Isles Beach for five years. Spending time with the Special Olympians was one of the highlights of our lives.

 

STRONG DRIVE FOR ACHIEVEMENT: 0:53 sec.





In the 1980s, I cross-country skied with blind XC skiers who were practicing for an elite Paralympics race. They were much faster than me.

 

COMMUNITY VALUES: 0:42 sec.





How are the models with disabilities selected?

 

CREATES A UNIQUE PERSONAL BRAND: 2:08 min.





BBP has the potential for infinite growth because it’s simultaneously global in concept and local in organization. How big do you want it to grow?

 

CREATIVE FLEXIBILITY: 0:27 sec.





Do you allow photographers who enjoy BBP to travel to multiple locales to photograph BBP models?

 

COMMUNITY VALUES: 2:01 min.





Are there any fees involved?

 

UNDERSTANDS ARTISTS’ NEEDS: 0:51 sec.





I’m a little surprised that the photographers don’t donate the cost of printing their photographs.

 

CRITICAL THINKING: 3:52 min.





As a psychiatrist, why are so many people willing to play Russian roulette with COVID-19 ?

 

CRITICAL THINKING: 1:54 min.





How do people who are risk-takers like mountain climbers (who think they can control the risks they confront) deal with the unseen risks of Covid-19?