March 09, 2020 - August 08, 2021. New York, US

American Museum Of Natural History

Humanae is the epilogue to the exhibition The Nature of Color. A unique opportunity to generate a deep dialogue among the youngest ones as the AMNH is the 5th most visited museum in the USA and the 12th worldwide.

 

COLOR OF YOU. Eyes, hair, skin – humans are wonderfully colorful. But skin color has been misused to separate people into “races”, and attitudes toward race have long been used to justify discrimination, segregation and genocide. In fact, people are 99.9% genetically identical. We all share the same ancient ancestors, and we are all one species. To promote reflection and discussion, the Museum presents these portraits by award-winning photographer Angélica Dass.

The show’s crowning glory is the final gallery, covered in more than 100 portraits of people from all around the world.

New York Post

I’ve written three books on race and skin color and when I saw this, I was blown away. Forget the books. Just see this.

Robert DeSalle

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About Humanae

Humanae is a photographic work in progress by artist Angélica Dass. Currently composed of almost 4,000 portraits from volunteers all around the globe, Humanæ pursues to document humanity’s true colors and bring up a critical reflection on the white, red, black and yellow false labels associated with race. The project does not select participants and there is no date set for its completion.  It is a journey of open-ended possibilities that enriches the way we see ourselves, beyond faces and colors. Nowadays, the artist has been doing portraits in 36 different cities and 20 different countries.

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