Though the stereotypical red-haired person is white and of Irish descent, this narrative is far from inclusive. In hopes of expanding perceptions of red heads, London-based photographer Michelle Marshall set out to photograph Afro-Caribbean people with red hair for her series “MC1R.”

The series is named for Melanocortin 1 receptor, the gene that causes red hair. Initially, Marshall was interested in freckles, which she tells Mashable led to exploring subjects with the MC1R gene. Her angle shifted when she met a freckly little girl who she says she was surprised to learn was of mixed race descent. Later, the little girl would become Marshall’s first subject. Read more…

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Photographer highlights the beautiful diversity of redheads