Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass created this photo series to spark a dialogue on ethnic identity.
For her ongoing project Humanae, Brazilian photographer Angelica Dass photographs and catalogs all of her subjects matching each individual skin tone to a Pantone color, the authority in color. She describes the project on her website as a "chromatic inventory, a project that reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes." The purpose is to create a discussion about ethnic identity "independent from factors such as nationality, origin, economic status, age, or aesthetic standards." Dass has found many of her subjects in her native Brazil, but also recruits people through Facebook and Tumblr. Here are a few of her thought-provoking, beautiful images below:
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Images via Humanae