Photographer Compares 200 Tones of Human Skin

Angélica Dass from Brazil made human palette.

Brazilian Photographer Angélica Dass published the photo project Humanæ, which features the diversity of human skin tones. For the series Dass made portraits similar to photo ID documents, then, with Pantone Palette, she found the exact number of the color corresponding with the skin tone of the model and made it a background for the photo. Dass collected more than 200 skin tones and presented it as a mosaic.

“Humanæ it’s a pursuit for highlighting our subtle-continuous of our tones that make more equality than difference…our true colors, rather than the untrue red and yellow, black and white. It is a kind of game for subverting our codes. The audience is free to read into it. The ultimate goal is to provoke and bring the internet as a discussion platform on ethnic identity, creating images that lead us to match us independent from factors such as nationality, origin, economic status, age or aesthetic standards,” writes the Dass.


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