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I Collect Gingers: Photographer Shoots Portraits of Redheaded People

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South African photographer Anthea Pokroy is a self-proclaimed “ginger,” and has been on a mission to photograph other redheaded people in order to create a series of images about identity, prejudice, racial classification, segregation, and elitism.

The project is titled “I Collect Gingers,” and has grown to over 500 portraits since it launched in August 2010. Red hair is a relatively rare trait that occurs naturally in 1-2% of the human population.

Pokroy writes that she’s drawn to the “beautiful, romantic colour palette of a ginger person,” and that there exists an “innate sense of community and collective experience” among redheaded people.

Each of the portraits was shot in a studio with stark lighting and white clothing. Pokroy intentionally aims for a look that resembles passport photographs that are intended only for documentation.

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You can find the entire collection of photographs over on the project’s website.

I Collect Gingers by Anthea Pokroy (via Flavorwire)


Image credits: Photographs by Anthea Pokroy and used with permission


 
  • ATrapAtNoon

    Also knows as “Thursday” on the Chive! Except the Chive’s redheads are much more fun to browse…

  • destroy_all_humans

    all those people with no soul, heartbreaking

  • lidocaineus

    So sad!

  • 3ric15

    Wow…I’m a red head and this is just ridiculous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/courtney.wilkinson.509 Courtney Wilkinson

    photograph ME!!

  • harumph

    “Ginger” is not a “racial classification.”

  • James

    It damn well should be! :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/olafs.osh Olafs Osh

    “,,, in order to create a series of images about identity, prejudice, racial classification, segregation, and elitism.”

    wait… what?

  • safd

    Ew!