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This Fascinating Series Categorizes Humans As Pantone Shades

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This Fascinating Series Categorizes Humans As Pantone Shades

Humanae is an on-going series by Angélica Dass that organizes skin colors as if they were Pantone values. When viewed in succession, the portraits come together to form a rainbow of human skin tones, revealing our collective color.

The series is a celebration of humanity's diversity. Rather than dividing according to race and skin tone, the Brazilian photographer places each shade together to create a commonality. Perhaps we as a race are more alike than we think.

"The idea is to change how people judge one another." Dass says. "The words we use to describe each other - black, yellow, white - these are so untrue. Let’s destroy this with an exhibit that shows that the true color of people is our humanity. Our oneness."

I raise my work as a tool of exploration, questioning and searching for identity

"I understand photography as a dialogue from personal to global;" she continues, "like a game in which the personal and social codes are put at stake to be reinvented, a continuous flow between the photographer and the photographed, a bridge between masks and identities. "

The project is very open-ended and collaborative. There is no specific end date which allows the project to evolve organically.

"It is open in all senses and it will include all those who want to be part of this colossal global mosaic," she says. "The only limit would be reached by completing all of the world’s population."

Follow the Humanae project here.

Via The Pittsburg Post

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