Photographing Every Skin Tone in the World

Photographing Every Skin Tone in the World

An on-going photography project takes portraits of strangers and matches their skin tone to a unique Pantone color

Laura Yan
  • 13 may 2015

Brazilian artist Angélica Dass’ ambitious, on-going Humanae project seeks to capture a portrait of every human skin tone on earth, matched to a Pantone shade.


The Humanae Tumblr shows a collection of portraits taken against the background of a Pantone color that matches each subject’s skin tone. It’s a beautiful display of diversity, and an opportunity to see the nuances that live beyond our limited perception of race and ethnicity.

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