(From my article in NYCITYWOMAN.COM )
Redheads are a photographer’s dream and a painter’s paradise. But are they here to stay?
Have you noticed the large number of redheads on the sidewalks lately? Maybe you are one of them, by nature or by choice. I began counting redheads in reaction to an alarm issued last year that red hair would become extinct in a matter of decades. It seemed so sad, a kind of tipping point in the struggle to preserve the beautiful and the rare. Now, besides endangered lowland gorillas, black rhinos, lions, and the Celebes Crested Mocaque, I would have to worry about redheads, too. And my conservation dollars could go only so far.