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05/12/2016 03:54 pm ET Updated Jul 12, 2016

Sign Up To Pose Nude At The Republican National Convention

Be part of a photography project by nude photographer extraordinaire Spencer Tunick.

Warning: This post contains nudity a hundred times over. You've been warned. 

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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.

"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: 

  • Naked volunteers, numbering around 1,700 people, pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in downtown Munich on June 23, 2012.
    Michaela Rehle / Reuters
    Naked volunteers, numbering around 1,700 people, pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in downtown Munich on June 23, 2012.
  • Naked volunteers, numbering around 1,700 people, pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in downtown Munich on June 23, 2012.&nbs
    Michaela Rehle / Reuters
    Naked volunteers, numbering around 1,700 people, pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in downtown Munich on June 23, 2012. 
  • Naked volunteers pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Sydney Opera House on March 1, 2010. Organizers estimate
    Tim Wimborne / Reuters
    Naked volunteers pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Sydney Opera House on March 1, 2010. Organizers estimate 5,200 people posed for the early morning nude photo installation titled "Mardi Gras: The Base."
  • Naked volunteers pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Sydney Opera House on March 1, 2010. Organizers estimate
    Tim Wimborne / Reuters
    Naked volunteers pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Sydney Opera House on March 1, 2010. Organizers estimate 5,200 people posed for the early morning nude photo installation titled "Mardi Gras: The Base."
  • Naked volunteers pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Sydney Opera House on March 1, 2010. Organizers estimate
    Tim Wimborne / Reuters
    Naked volunteers pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Sydney Opera House on March 1, 2010. Organizers estimate 5,200 people posed for the early morning nude photo installation titled "Mardi Gras: The Base."
  • Naked volunteers battle with pillows as they pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Gaasbeek's Castle on July 9,
    Thierry Roge / Reuters
    Naked volunteers battle with pillows as they pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Gaasbeek's Castle on July 9, 2011. Organizers estimated 800 people posed for the early morning nude photo installation titled "Sleeping Beauties."
  • Naked volunteers battle with pillows as they pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Gaasbeek's Castle on July 9,
    Thierry Roge / Reuters
    Naked volunteers battle with pillows as they pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Gaasbeek's Castle on July 9, 2011. Organizers estimated 800 people posed for the early morning nude photo installation titled "Sleeping Beauties."
  • Naked volunteers battle with pillows as they pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Gaasbeek's Castle on July 9,
    Thierry Roge / Reuters
    Naked volunteers battle with pillows as they pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Gaasbeek's Castle on July 9, 2011. Organizers estimated 800 people posed for the early morning nude photo installation titled "Sleeping Beauties."
  • Naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick on the Aletsch glacier on August 18, 2007. Tunick held the photo s
    Pascal Lauener / Reuters
    Naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick on the Aletsch glacier on August 18, 2007. Tunick held the photo session for a Greenpeace campaign that highlighted climate change.
  • Naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick on the Aletsch glacier on August 18, 2007. Tunick held the photo s
    Pascal Lauener / Reuters
    Naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick on the Aletsch glacier on August 18, 2007. Tunick held the photo session for a Greenpeace campaign that highlighted climate change.
  • Naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick in a vineyard of Pouilly-Fuisse in Fuisse on October 3, 2009. Tuni
    Robert Pratta / Reuters
    Naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick in a vineyard of Pouilly-Fuisse in Fuisse on October 3, 2009. Tunick held the photo session for a Greenpeace campaign highlighting climate change. 
  • People pose during a performance at the Ernst Happel soccer stadium in Vienna on May 11, 2008. About 1,800 people stripped na
    Herwig Prammer / Reuters
    People pose during a performance at the Ernst Happel soccer stadium in Vienna on May 11, 2008. About 1,800 people stripped naked for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at the stadium that hosted the Euro 2008 soccer final. 
  • Naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick in the Europarking building in Amsterdam on June 3, 2007. 
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    Naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick in the Europarking building in Amsterdam on June 3, 2007. 
  • Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square on May 6, 2007. A reco
    Henry Romero / Reuters
    Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square on May 6, 2007. A record 18,000 people took off their clothes to pose for Tunick in the heart of the ancient Aztec empire. 
  • Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square on May 6, 2007. A reco
    Henry Romero / Reuters
    Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square on May 6, 2007. A record 18,000 people took off their clothes to pose for Tunick in the heart of the ancient Aztec empire. 
  • Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square on May 6, 2007. A reco
    Daniel Aguilar / Reuters
    Thousands of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at Mexico City's Zocalo square on May 6, 2007. A record 18,000 people took off their clothes to pose for Tunick in the heart of the ancient Aztec empire. 
  • Hundreds of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick creating a three-dimensional body sculpture at the Mus
    Ina Fassbender / Reuters
    Hundreds of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick creating a three-dimensional body sculpture at the Museum Kunst Palast in Duesseldorf on August 6, 2006. 
  • Hundreds of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at San Sebastian's Kursaal auditorium on April 22, 200
    Pablo Sanchez / Reuters
    Hundreds of naked volunteers pose for U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick at San Sebastian's Kursaal auditorium on April 22, 2006. Tunick held the session weeks before the San Sebastian International Contemporary Photography and Video-Art Fair. 
  • Volunteer participants pose naked inside the Stadschouwburg theatre during a photo session with U.S. photographer Spencer Tun
    Peter Maenhoudt / Reuters
    Volunteer participants pose naked inside the Stadschouwburg theatre during a photo session with U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick in the northern Belgian city of Bruges on May 7, 2005. 
  • Volunteers pose naked for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick's installation during the opening of the new Saatchi Gallery in London o
    Peter MacDiarmid / Reuters
    Volunteers pose naked for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick's installation during the opening of the new Saatchi Gallery in London on April 15, 2003. 
  • Volunteer participants pose naked during a photo session with American photographer Spencer Tunick in the northern Portuguese
    Reuters Photographer / Reuters
    Volunteer participants pose naked during a photo session with American photographer Spencer Tunick in the northern Portuguese village of Santa Maria da Feira on September 13, 2003. Spencer Tunick held a group of photo sessions with 300 participants during a festival of open-air theatre art called "Imaginarium." 
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