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Angélica Dass

Angélica Dass is a well-known photographer who lives and works in Madrid. Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she is very aware how small differences in skin tone can become big misconceptions and stereotypes about race.

She is the creator of the internationally acclaimed Humanae project, a collection of portraits that reveal the diverse beauty of human colouring. The initiative has travelled to over 30 countries in six continents, from the World Economic Forum in Davos to the pages of National Geographic, to promote the dialogue that challenges the way we think about skin tone and ethnic identity. In 2016, her career was launched into a new dimension by her TED Global Talk, confirming the huge potential of her work to go beyond photography and become a tool for social change, promoting dialogue and challenging cultural prejudices.

Angélica’s work transcends museums and, in the classroom, finds a whole universe to work with. She extends the educational message of Humanae worldwide thanks to institutional collaboration. Her professional activity allows Angélica to finance the Humanae Institute, a non-profit educational platform with the mission of making diversity a value in the educational process.

Update: 27 April 2020


Has participated in

Skin color?

Self-portrait workshop in family

Culturnautes 2020

The CCCB’s summer day camp