Humanae is a work in progress, which intends to deploy a chromatic range of the different human skin colours. This taxonomy of Borgianas proportions adopts the format of the PANTONE Guide, which gives the sample a degree of hierarchical horizontality that diluted the false preeminence of some races over others in terms of skin colour. The presentations of the range of colour shades induce the viewer to reflect on one of the dual meanings containing the word identity: that associated with equality. Humanae activates a semantic mechanism with an "innocent" displacement of the socio-political context of the racial problem in a safe environment, as is a colour catalog in which the “primary” colours have exactly the same importance as “mixed”.


  • Title: Humanae
  • Date: 2015
  • Type: Photograph
  • Photographer's site: www.angelicadass.com
  • Photographer: Angelica Dass
  • About the Photographer: Angélica Dass earned a BFA from UFRJ (Brazil-2006) and Masters in Photography from EFTI (Madrid-2012). She understands photography as a dialogue from personal to global: a game for personal and social codes to be reinvented, a flow between the photographer and the photographed, a bridge between masks and identities. This is strongly arisen in her globally recognized project Humanae, a tool for exploration, questioning and searching for identity of every of us.
  • #DPF2015: 2015

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