Spencer Tunick’s Awe-Striking Installations of Nude Crowds

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Note: Contains nudity.

Spencer Tunick is an American photographer who has traveled the globe taking stunning photographs of nude crowds. Amassed and synchronized in large groups, the volunteers pose in diverse (and sometimes challenging) environments, such as public spaces in Monaco, botanical gardens in Mexico, and impressively, the Swiss glacier of Aletsch. Defying logic with a creative and seemingly simple concept, Tunick’s work demonstrates the power and presence of the crowd, exploring the body as a signifier for community, expression, and dissent. Due to various arrests and legal battles trying to take photographs in New York City, Tunick has not shot there in over ten years, but continues to create his art abroad.

Tunick was previously featured as part of Illusion’s “10 Outstanding Artistic Nude Photographs.”

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