In the US, about 25% of people have a mutated Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R) gene that causes red hair. Thus, the chance of any two random people having a red-headed child is about 2%, or 1 out of every 64 people.
London-based photographer Michelle Marshall wanted to show that people with red hair aren’t always of Caucasian descent, so she began finding and photographing Afro-Caribbean people with red hair.
Marshall has collected roughly 30 portraits so far for the project, which is simply titled “MC1R.”
Image credits: Photographs by Michelle Marshall and used with permission