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Skin Tone Catalog Based On The Pantone Color System [Pics]

Skin Tone Catalog Based On The Pantone Color System [Pics]
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Created by photographer Angelica Dass, 'Humanae' is a chromatic inventory featuring a series of portraits.

Emma Hutchings
  • 15 august 2013

Photographer Angelica Dass created a chromatic inventory that “reflects on the colors beyond the borders of our codes by referencing the Pantone color scheme.” ‘Humanae‘ is a work in progress based on a series of human portraits.

Skin Tone Catalog Based On The Pantone Color System [Pics]

The background is dyed with the exact Pantone tone extracted from a sample of 11×11 pixels of the model’s face. The objective of this project is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones. Dass writes:

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.

Click through to see some of the portraits catalogued so far:

Humanae

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