Using Pantone's categorical system of coloring, Brazilian artist and photographer Angelica Dass has started a fascinating project (The Humanae Project) that will eventually catalog every possible human skin tone. With over 100 portraits already, Dass has made exact matches between her subject and several Pantone colors. She does this by extracting a 11 x 11 pixel sample from each of her subjects.
On her website she writes: The aim of her photographic work is to achieve the public’s direct involvement in photography as a whole concept, as a non-passive communication between people. All her projects deepen in an important issue: social, cultural and racial indentity and masks. What do you think?