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Jul 17 2016

Calling all feminist activists, nudists, Cleveland-based Democrats, and people overdue for a laundry day. Photographer Spencer Tunick is looking for 100 bold women to pose nude for a Cleveland-based photo shoot on July 17, 2016.

Also — you’ll be baring all at the Republican National Convention.

If you’re not familiar with Tunick’s work, allow me to briefly summarize: naked people, lots of them. Since the 1990s, Tunick has organized over 70 massive photo shoots in locations spanning the globe, in which hundreds or thousands of people strip down to revel in the glory of unmediated human flesh. In the artist’s words: “individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together, metamorphose into a new shape.“

Snapped from a distance, his final images often resemble a skin-colored mountain range or fleshy ocean waves. Individual body types are lost to the overwhelming impact of the naked whole.

For this particular shoot, titled “Everything She Says Means Everything,” 100 naked women will hold up large mirror discs that, according to the artist’s website, represent “reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of ‘Mother Nature’” onto the convention center where the RNC is taking place.

For our daughters,
I just couldn’t stand by and do nothing. https://t.co/dAR5OA3G7B pic.twitter.com/IPe6hrP23d

— Spencer Tunick (@SpencerTunick) May 11, 2016
“By holding mirrors, we hope to suggest that women are a reflection and embodiment of nature, the sun, the sky and the land,” the statement continues. “The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us. The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman.”

In an interview with the Cleveland Scene, Tunick explained the project’s relationship to the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s reprehensible comments about and treatment of women. “The work is for my daughters, for their future, for them not to grow up in a society with hate, for them to grow up in a world with less violence toward women and more opportunities for them.”

Those interested in participating should submit a photo to Tunick’s website. While normally the artist’s shoots invite as many subjects and as many diverse body types as possible, this particular project is capped at 100 individuals. Those selected will be notified by email with exact details concerning logistics.

As the website explains: “Republicans, Democrats and all other political parties are welcome to take part.”

See some of Tunick’s earlier works below:

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