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Issue No. 16 - Chaos

Spencer Tunick’s 100 Naked Women

Spencer Tunick’s 100 Naked Women

by Liana DeMasi

© Lindsey Byrnes.

© Lindsey Byrnes.

What’s better than 100 naked women? I’d say 100 naked women protesting Donald Trump and advocating for their equal rights. The peaceful protest, a stark contrast to the ever-growing violent protests that have been plaguing the country, was the work of photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for his large-scale nude instillations. The project called “Everything She Says Means Everything,” involved 100 nude, female volunteers holding mirrors as they faced the Quicken Loans Arena that held the Republican National Convention.

© Lindsey Byrnes.

© Lindsey Byrnes.

Due to the extreme turmoil our country is facing, there has not been this much of a political divide between parties in decades. While the disconnect from the people can be seen on both sides, in terms of women, Donald Trump has been outright misogynistic. He has been quoted comparing women to buildings, saying he would date his daughter, and called New York Times columnist Gail Collins a dog. Needless to say, his stance on women’s rights leaves much to be desired, and many view that a Trump presidency would be a major setback for women.

© Lindsey Byrnes.

© Lindsey Byrnes.

Tunick stated that the mirrors were in place to “communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves and the world that surrounds us.” The message was evident as the women, pure in both their nudity and in their purpose, stood as beams of light toward the Republican party that has recently been viewed as a harbor of darkness.

© Lindsey Byrnes.

© Lindsey Byrnes.

To see more from Spencer Tunick, check out Musée's Issue 6, Volume 1. More information about this project can be found at: spencertunickcleveland.com. Also, check out his two new artists' books, Reaction Zone and Participantnakedpavementbooks.com

© Lindsey Byrnes.

© Lindsey Byrnes.

© Images courtesy of Lindsey Byrnes; www.lindseybyrnes.com. Instagram: @lindseybyrnes. Twitter: @lindseybyrnes.

© Article by Liana DeMasi.

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