Angelica Dass

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Angelica Dass (born 1979) is a Brazilian photographer based in Madrid[1] and the creator of the project Humanæ.[2] She gave a TED talk in March 2016 called "The beauty of human skin in every color" about how skin colors "make us see each other as different, even though we are equal."[3]

Biography[edit]

Angelica Dass was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1979.

Project Humanæ[edit]

She created her portrait project Humanæ in 2012[4] while studying at Spain's ETI.[5] It is a catalogue of human skin colors that are displayed as a collage of Pantone portraits.[6] The display is intended to create a dialogue about how we see each other and how we view race, ethnicity and identity[7] and has included over 4,000 pictures of people in 17 countries and 27 cities around the world.[8] Humanæ is a traveling exhibit[9] and has been in such places as the Daelim Museum in Seoul, South Korea; the Uribitarte Promenade, in Bilbao, Spain; the Upho Urban Photo Festival in Malaga, Spain; the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, in Milan, Italy; and Habitat III, UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in Quito, Ecuador;[10] the Migration Museum in London,[11] Kingsport, Tennessee and International Photography Festival in Israel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the woman making a point about race by photographing every human skin tone". Newsweek. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  2. ^ "Humanae by Angélica Dass". Vogue.it (in Italian). 2018-02-16. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  3. ^ Dass, Angélica. "Angélica Dass | Speaker | TED". Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  4. ^ Macdonald, Fiona. "The artist who reveals our Pantone shades". Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  5. ^ "AQ Top 5 Latin American Art Activists: Angélica Dass". www.americasquarterly.org. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  6. ^ Angelica Dass's 'Humanae' breaks down categories of race, 2018-07-17, retrieved 2018-11-20
  7. ^ "Where in the world has Humanae been?". TED Blog. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  8. ^ Macdonald, Fiona. "The artist who reveals our Pantone shades". Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  9. ^ "An Artist Finds True Skin Colors in a Diverse Palette". 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  10. ^ "Where in the world has Humanae been?". TED Blog. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  11. ^ "Meet the woman making a point about race by photographing every human skin tone". Newsweek. 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2018-11-20.