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The Ginger Project: My Portraits Fight Red-Head Discrimination
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Photography, Social Issues6 years ago

The Ginger Project: My Portraits Fight Red-Head Discrimination

I created a photo series in order to change the common view of red-haired people. They are quite often discriminated against or bullied just because of their natural hair color and unusual features, such as freckles or pale skin.

Redheads, especially kids at school, are having hard times when others are making fun of them or calling them names just because of their ginger hair. That’s why I wanted to show redheads and their unconventional beauty in a portrait photography series called “The Ginger Project”.

I know that “ginger” might be offensive sometimes, but this is the reason I chose this name so that every red-haired person would be able to say “I am ginger” and be proud of it. The beautiful photos aim to change these stereotypes and to show how appealing people are. Also, it encourages everyone to be proud of their uniqueness.

Photos: Gabrielė Gurčiūtė

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I created this project in order to change the common view about red haired people

They are quite often discriminated or bullied just because of their natural hair color and unusual features

Redheads are having hard times when others are making fun of them or calling them names just because of their hair

That’s why I wanted to show redheads and their beautiful features in a series of portraits called “The Ginger Project”

I know that “ginger” might be offensive sometimes, but this is the reason I chose this name

So that every red-haired person would be able to say “I am ginger” and be proud of it

The project aims to change these stereotypes and to show how beautiful people are

It encourages everyone to be proud of their uniqueness

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DeenaBunyak
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6 years ago

I have always thought red haired people are beautiful. More beautiful than the average person.

AliceK.Klatt
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6 years ago

I agree with you, Deena. Beautiful and unique. In my opinion, they are adored. More discriminated are poorly dressed people, especially kids. And those last are rejected by equals and adults. I think this could be better theme.

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VojtaLabuťák
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6 years ago

Hello, for someone who want to know... I am the boy on top of this project :)

Jude
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6 years ago

So, an honest question, Volta - did you experience discrimination and bullying? More than what a child normally experiences growing up since most kids are bullied a little by idiots. I'm asking because I've never known redheads to be bullied. I've got a few red haired friends and 2 red haired nephews and they never were bullied.

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AnjuLavina
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6 years ago

You should change the title to read 'Red-head' not 'Read-Head' if possible

DebbraWalter
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6 years ago

Darn! I wish I had caught that. :-) I used to dye my hair red. All the portraits are of sweet faces.

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DeenaBunyak
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6 years ago

I have always thought red haired people are beautiful. More beautiful than the average person.

AliceK.Klatt
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree with you, Deena. Beautiful and unique. In my opinion, they are adored. More discriminated are poorly dressed people, especially kids. And those last are rejected by equals and adults. I think this could be better theme.

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VojtaLabuťák
Community Member
6 years ago

Hello, for someone who want to know... I am the boy on top of this project :)

Jude
Community Member
6 years ago

So, an honest question, Volta - did you experience discrimination and bullying? More than what a child normally experiences growing up since most kids are bullied a little by idiots. I'm asking because I've never known redheads to be bullied. I've got a few red haired friends and 2 red haired nephews and they never were bullied.

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AnjuLavina
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6 years ago

You should change the title to read 'Red-head' not 'Read-Head' if possible

DebbraWalter
Community Member
6 years ago

Darn! I wish I had caught that. :-) I used to dye my hair red. All the portraits are of sweet faces.

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