Blonde on top

Since twenty seventeen each time I go to the shop for groceries I have been slyly taking the opportunity to photograph the top right hand segment of both The Times and The Telegraph. I have noticed that there have been a lot of blonde haired people used, a disproportianate amount and it didn’t seem to matter how good, or grim the story being illustrated as long as the main focus of the picture was blonde. This period has coincided with the rise and fall of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister and Donald Trump as US President. Perhaps a bit of blonde in that quadrant of the newspaper attracts sales, perhaps it helps with a political agenda. Either way it is lazy journalism and lazy picture editing.