March 18, 2013

I Collect Gingers: Photos by Anthea Pokroy









I Collect Gingers: Photos by Anthea Pokroy
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For her first solo exhibition entitled I Collect Gingers, Anthea Pokroy photographed 500 red-headed men, women, and children. The project took three years to complete and is aimed at exploring prejudice, racial classification, and the prospect of a "ginger utopia."
As a ginger myself, what initially interested me was the beautiful, romantic color-palette of a ginger person and all that it connotes. But it was only after my first photography session with seven gingers that I began exploring the innate sense of community and collective experience that emerged from the otherness of the gingers.

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