Aperture Conversations

The Beauty of Skin in Every Color: A Conversation with Angélica Dass

Sunday, June 13

2:00 p.m. EDT

Angélica Dass’s photography challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity. In this personal talk hosted in collaboration with the Schaumburg Township District Library, hear about the inspiration behind her portrait project, Humanæ, and her pursuit to document humanity’s true colors rather than the untrue white, red, black and yellow associated with race.

This program is in conjunction with the exhibition, The Bias Inside Us, on view at the Schaumburg Township District Library from May 29 – June 27, 2021.

This program will take place online on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a link to the Zoom webinar at least one hour in advance of the program. If the event is full, or if you prefer, you can watch the event live streamed on SchaumburgLibrary.tv.

Angélica Dass (born in Rio de Janeiro, 1979) is a Brazilian artist of African, European, and Native American descent who lives in Spain. She is creator of the internationally acclaimed Humanae Project, a collection of over 4,500 portraits from around the world that reveal the diverse beauty of human colors. The initiative has traveled to more than thirty countries across six continents—from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to the pages of National Geographic—to promote dialogue that challenges how we think about skin color and racial identity. Dass’s 2016 TED Talk exceeds two million views online.


Image: Angélica Dass, images from The Colors We Share (Aperture, 2021). © Angélica Dass

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