Photographer To Capture Every Skin Tone In The World For A Human Pantone Project

Like VK on FB:

Race, ethnicity, and skin colour have been dividing factors among humankind for centuries, but Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass is seeking to break down the barriers with her latest project, Humanae. She’s on a mission to capture examples of every skin colour in the world, to prove that diversity goes beyond the standard confines of white, black, red, and yellow.

Humanae quickly gained momentum shortly after its inception in early 2016, and thanks to an extensive social media campaign, Dass was able to capture over 200 portraits while travelling through 19 different international cities. She followed a ritual of first photographing the subjects against a white background, then selecting an 11-pixel square from each of their noses and matching the colour to its corresponding Pantone industrial palette shade – which then becomes each photo’s backdrop. Rather than arranging them in a spectrum-like gradient order, she shuffles the photos and presents them as a ‘mosaic,’ showing the contrasts and similarities between each varied tone.

Angélica Dass holds the project close to her heart, as she herself grew up in a mixed-race family in Rio de Janeiro, and has faced countless discrimination based on her skin colour. “Every time I take a picture, I feel that I am sitting in front of a therapist,” she said in a 2016 TED Talk. “All the frustration, fear, and loneliness that I once felt… Becomes love.” Just like the constant evolution of human appearances and identities, Humanae is ongoing, and will serve its purpose until the walls that separate us are brought down.

 

Popular

13 жизненных комиксов о том, как непросто живется девушкам летом
12 СМС от людей, которые совсем не настроены на флирт
16 СМС от людей с беспощадным чувством юмора
12 чертовски метких комиксов о том, как меняется наша жизнь после 25 лет
Armenian Photographer’s Stunning Street Photography reveals life in Russia: Part 1
England’s Smallest Castle Is For Sale And It Costs No More Than A Mid-Sized Flat In London
5 Funny Relationship Moments When Expectations Face Reality
This is What Happens When Adults Do Coloring Books For Kids
What the Animals From Animated Movies Would Look Like if They Were People

Latest

I Draw Comics That People Can Relate To (Part 2)
I Re-Imagined Disney Princesses’ Hairdo’s
Мужчины и женщины — мы такие разные
23 ляпа из школьных учебников, которые сразили нас
25 СМС с неожиданным поворотом
13 Ironic Truths About Our Life
17 Historical Pictures Everyone Should See
17 комиксов из жизни пары о том, что любовь живет в мелочах
15 СМС, которые могут прислать только самые искренние мужчины