Sep 182021
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The Photographer’s Playdate With Aperture: “The Colors We Share”

Ryan Lash

Ryan Lash

Join Aperture for a Photographer’s Playdate with artists Alice Proujansky and Angélica Dass, as they explore with participants the themes of self-portraiture and identity through two photo activities.

Presenters: Angélica Dass

Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

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  • Aperture

Join Aperture for a day of family fun with photographers Alice Proujansky and Angélica Dass as they explore with participants the themes of self-portraiture and identity through two photo activities.

In her book “The Colors We Share” Angélica shows us how wonderfully colorful humans really are. In the second activity participants will discover how to mix their own skin color with paint, and discover how they see themselves and others, through both similarities and differences.

Presenter Bios

  • Angélica Dass

    Angélica Dass

    Angélica Dass is a Brazilian artist of African, European, and Native American descent who lives in Spain. She is the 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. Her book The Colors We Share was published by Aperture this year.


  • Aperture


    Aperture is a nonprofit publisher that leads conversations around photography worldwide. From our base in New York, Aperture connects global audiences and supports artists through our acclaimed quarterly magazine, books, exhibitions, digital platforms, public programs, limited-edition prints, and awards. Established in 1952 to advance “creative thinking, significantly expressed in words and photographs,” Aperture champions photography’s vital role in nurturing curiosity and encouraging a more just, tolerant society. For more information, visit

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