Photographer Angélica Dass captures some of humanity’s truest colors through her portrait project Humanae, a catalogue of human skin color displayed as a simple, captivating collage of Pantone portraits that reflects the deepest shades of brown and black, to the lighter tones of white, pink and everything in between. For Dass, Humanae is more than […]Continue reading
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As a member of a multiethnic family, Brazilian artist Angélica Dass is acutely aware of how small differences in skin tone can swell into large misconceptions and stereotypes about race.
In her ongoing project Humanæ, Dass pairs thousands of portraits of people from diverse parts of the world with their Pantone codes, revealing that our racially charged skin color labels -- red, white, brown -- as not only inaccurate but also absurd. Instead, she shows us that "these colors make us see each other as different, even though we are equal."
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“Humanae invites people to think about skin color in new and unique ways.” — 1839 Mag, December 21, 2015
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"We still live in a world where the color of our skin not only gives a first impression, but a lasting one that remains," says Brazilian artist Angélica Dass. She shows portraits from Humanae, the photo project she started to highlight the truly multi-colored hues of humankind.Continue reading
“We still live in a world where the color of our skin not only gives a first impression, but a lasting one,” says artist Angélica Dass. Dass is from Brazil, and her family is “full of colors.” She describes her father’s skin as “deep chocolate.” He was adopted by her grandmother, whose skin is “porcelain,” […]Continue reading