Pantone Skin Color Spectrum portraits
The HUMANAE project is a color focused photography series by Angélica Dass.
“…Brazilian artist Angélica Dass (Pantone 7522 C) undertook her Humanae project as a means of discussing cultural and racial identifiers… The result isn’t a complete depiction of each subject’s skin color and isn’t nearly the “scientific measurement” Dass claims it is, but when the images are seen together, it’s interesting to see the shifts and changes in skin color…” —io9
“…The project applies the alphanumerical classification of the Pantone coloring system to human skin tone, communicated through a photographed portraiture series. The background of each piece is dyed the exact shade extracted from a sample of 11 x 11 pixels from the very face of the people depicted…” —designboom
(first discovered via flavorwire via designboom)