This Hair Photography Series Shows That Not All Redheads are White

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Aug 28, 2015
References: michelle-marshall & mic
These hair photography portraits aim to refute a common misconception about people with red hair: that they are always white.

It's common to hear jokes about redheads stepping into the sun and becoming fully red-bodied, but it would be a mistake to believe that all redheads share the same skin color. Michelle Marshall celebrates the diversity of gingers in this series of redhead portraits. Just as adorable freckles and beautiful tones of auburn and orange are abound, so is every shade. The series is called 'MC1R,' named after the gene for red hair.

Portrait series are a wonderful way to capture diversity and showcase the identities of groups or individuals in order to raise awareness and empathy in a respectful and empowering manner. These redhead portraits follow in the vein of projects like the enormously popular blog Humans of New York.