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Beautiful Portraits of Redheaded People of Color

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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.”

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the MC1R series

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the MC1R series

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You can find more portraits from this series here. You can also find more of Marshall’s photography over on her website.

(via Michelle Marshall via Mashable)


Image credits: Photographs by Michelle Marshall and used with permission

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