|Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass has taken portraits of more than 2,500 people from across the world to document as many skin colors as possible|
A Brazilian artist is using photography to show that humanity is far more diverse than just black and white. Photographer Angelica Dass's ongoing project Humanae works to record and catalog as many skin tones as possible. In the photos she posts on her website, there's a spectrum of colors that spans far wider than one might expect, but the continuity of the tones shows 'more equality than difference', Dass claims.
Her portraits have no race, gender, age, race, social class or religion classifications - she simply shows the wide range of different human skin colors
With each photo, Dass extracts an 11-by-11 pixel from the volunteer's face, matches it with a corresponding Pantone color and uses it as the background of the photo. The photos are then given an alphanumeric code through the Pantone guidelines, which creates a horizontal range in color.
She's collected portraits of people from around the world, including Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Chicago. Volunteer subjects contact Dass on Facebook, Tumblr and in galleries in which her art is displayed. Dass said that the goal of the project is to spark discussion on ethnic identity - without regard to factors like 'nationality, origin, economic status, age or aesthetic standards'. Humanae started as Dass's submission for her master's degree in photography, according to CNN. Her first subjects were members of her Brazilian family, who have a variety of backgrounds.
Dass's project is currently on display at the Gund Gallery in Gambier, Ohio. She has displayed her work in galleries around the world, including Spain and Nigeria
|Though the project, Humanae, shows how vast the variety in skin tones is, it also shows the continuous spectrum that goes through the colors|
|Dass has photographed more than 2,000 people from across the globe, including Chicago, Sao Paulo and Paris|
- Daily Mail