Photographer Spencer Tunick has made a career out of large-scale shots of nude subjects. This summer, he plans to gather 100 women for a shoot on private property in Cleveland, Ohio, during the Republican National Convention — a plan he hasn’t informed the city of Cleveland about just yet.
Fascinated by the intersection of history, protest, and art in action, Tunick told The Cleveland Scene he wanted this summer’s shoot to show the powerful presence of women in deciding the outcome of this election and future ones. The shoot will include the women holding large mirror discs that will reflect, according to Tunick’s website, “the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of ‘Mother Nature’ into and onto the convention center, cityscape, and horizon of Cleveland.” The photographer plans to include women of “all shapes and sizes and ethnicities and skin tonalities.” Participants can submit photos and a written attachment explaining why they want to participate.
“I have the support of the museums there, the good people of Cleveland, those who have posed before, and I think it’s going to shine a little wisdom on the convention,” he said.
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