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Angélica Dass      

Artist and Photographer

By cataloging every conceivable human skin tone, Angélica Dass illustrates that skin color and race are more complex than they might appear at first glance.

As a member of a multi­racial 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."


Everyone is a just a different shade of Pantone: Which is yours ...

Humanæ: Skin tones matched to Pantone printing cards – Photographer Angelica Dass says she doesn't believe she'll ever capture every shade of human skin.

Behind the March/April 2015 Cover: Meet Artist Angélica Dass

Cover artist Angélica Dass discusses her Humanae project.

True Colors

Angélica Dass has been around cameras since birth. (Her father, an amateur photographer, captured a series of shots of her delivery in an operating room in ...

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