True Colors

A Conversation With Angélica Dass

Angélica Dass

  • Country: Brazil
  • Title: Photographer
  • Known For: Humanae
  • Website: Angélica Dass

Angélica Dass has been around cameras since birth. (Her father, an amateur photographer, captured a series of shots of her delivery in an operating room in Rio de Janeiro.) From 2009 to 2011, she worked as a photographer for a variety of magazines, including GlamourGQ, ¡Hola!, and Marie Claire. Bored of commercial work, she returned to school in 2011, earning a master’s in photography from EFTI in Madrid. For her capstone project, an ongoing photo series titled Humanae, she juxtaposed portraits of individual subjects with a backdrop of the Pantone color matching their skin tone. So far, she has photographed 2,500 people in 11 cities spanning five continents. The project was adapted for the cover image of the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs. Dass spoke to Foreign Affairs assistant editor Nikita Lalwani in February.


You've described Humanae as a project born of your own experience. What inspired the work?
My inspiration

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