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The Colors of Human

While scientists decode the human genome, what’s a photographer to do? Angelica Dass has the perfect answer: she has started a fascinating project to document every single tone of the human skin. It’s a chromatic inventory, if you please, of the human race usibg the PANTONE® color scheme*.

The project development is based on a series of portraits whose background is dyed with the exact Pantone® tone extracted from a sample of 11×11 pixels of the portrayed’s face. The project’s objective is to record and catalog all possible human skin tones.

She pegs herself at PANTONE 7522C.

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* (PANTONE® Guides are one of the main classification systems of colors, which are represented by an alphanumeric code, allowing to accurately recreate any of them in any media. It is a technical industrial standard often called Real Color)

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  • Not only is there how dark someone’s skin is, but there’s also redness. Redness is determined by altitude (the higher the redder), that why some people are just light, some are pink/slighty red, and some are more red.