Angélica Dass: The beauty of human skin in every color
By cataloging every conceivable human skin tone, Angélica Dass illustrates that skin color and race are more complex than they might appear at first glance. Full bio
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in the world abolished slavery
his "I Have A Dream" speech.
not only gives a first impression,
an intense dark chocolate tone.
who I know as my grandparents.
a vanilla and strawberry yogurt tone,
daughter of a native Brazilian,
a mix of coffee with milk,
things were different soon.
drawing lessons in school
the unique flesh-colored pencil.
and people said I was black.
with a mess of colors in my head.
at a friend's party,
on the beach with European friends.
in upper class buildings,
the main elevator.
keeps revolving and struggling.
of a lobster when sunburnt.
started to chase me.
this is my last concern.
my personal exercise as a photographer.
to highlight our true colors,
associated with race.
from a personal story to a global history.
in a white background.
square from the nose,
in the industrial palette, Pantone.
joined the adventure,
coming through the social media.
to show my work was the Internet
that invites everybody
in both the computer and their brain.
the Mediterranean by boat.
Headquarters to a shelter.
and favelas in Rio de Janeiro.
how we see each other.
is questioning the race concept,
to be black, white, yellow, red?
the mouth, the hair?
turned out to be a discovery.
was useful for many people.
themselves reflected in any label.
their thoughts about the work with me.
to work on her confidence,
that she does not belong
to live in Norway.
a very special place in my heart
on Facebook and wrote,
had difficulties to place me in a group,
and touching reactions,
in a different variety of fields.
for their sketches and their studies.
impacts of the project
to be the cover of Foreign Affairs,
ambassadors for my project ...
as a tool for educational purposes.
to go back to drawing classes,
their own unique color.
for others to communicate.
in front of a therapist.
who abolished slavery
to abolish discrimination.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERAngélica Dass - Artist and photographer
By cataloging every conceivable human skin tone, Angélica Dass illustrates that skin color and race are more complex than they might appear at first glance.
Why you should listen
As a member of a multiracial family, Brazilian artist Angélica Dass is acutely aware of how small differences in skin tone can swell into large misconceptions and stereotypes about race.
In her ongoing project Humanæ, Dass pairs thousands of portraits of people from diverse parts of the world with their Pantone codes, revealing that our racially charged skin color labels -- red, white, brown -- as not only inaccurate but also absurd. Instead, she shows us that "these colors make us see each other as different, even though we are equal."
Angélica Dass | Speaker | TED.com