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Whether in a quick selfie or a high-budget movie, cameras have trouble registering dark skin correctly. Developed and optimized primarily for white people, photographic technology trips up when the focus is on people of color. Skin is inadvertently lightened, tones are muddied and a person can almost disappear in low lighting. As Snap Inc states in its annual Diversity Report for 2021, "Cameras still haven't widened their aperture to encompass all communities and skin tones."
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