On June 4, 2016, Tunick photographed a group of naked volunteers in Bogotá, Colombia. 6,000 volunteers ranging in age from 20 to somewhere in their sixties set out for Bogotá before dawn.
The Colombian city of Bogota wasn’t a place for the shy when over 6,000 Colombians volunteered to pose naked for a group photograph in the capital’s main square – all in the name of art.
Despite the chilly Sunday morning, with temperatures hovering around 8° Celsius (46° F), thousands still turned out for the photo shoot, eager to strip down to their birthday suits for artist Spencer Tunick.
Spencer Tunick is an American photographer best known for organizing large-scale nude shoots. Since 1994 he has photographed over 75 human installations around the world.
Tunick's philosophy is that 'individuals en masse, without their clothing, grouped together, metamorphose into a new shape. The bodies extend into and upon the landscape like a substance. These grouped masses which do not underscore sexuality become abstractions that challenge or reconfigure one's views of nudity and privacy.'