PHOTOGRAPHY: ‘Humanæ’ by Angélica Dass

Dec 29, 2014 • Art, ArticlesNo Comments

tumblr_m4wp8oSSab1r3hcgsHumanæ 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…The ultimate goal is to provoke and bring currently using 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. -Angélica Dass

 

Humanæ is a ‘chromatic inventory’ project by Brazilian photographer Angélica Dass. The work is currently in progress and aims to produce a comprehensive range of the diverse human skin tones based on the PANTONE® color range.

All of Dass’ subjects are volunteers who are photographed at public locations in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Winterthur, Bergen, Daegu,Addis Ababa, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paris and Chicago. After the photographs are taken, the backgrounds are tinted with a tone similar to that of the subjects skin tone and places on an 11 x 11 pixel layout.

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A photographic taxonomy of these proportions has been rarely undertaken; those who preceded Angélica Dass were characters of the 19th century that, for various reasons – legal, medical, administrative, or anthropological – used photographs to establish different types of social control of the power. The best-known is that of the portraits of identity, initiated by Alphonse Bertillon and now used universally. However, this taxonomy close to Borges´ world, adopts the format of the PANTONE ® guides, which gives the collection a degree of hierarchical horizontality that dilutes the false preeminence of some races over others based on skin color or social condition. -Alejandro Castellote

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Source: Angélica Dass at TEDxMadrid (Espanol)

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