More than 100 Naked Women stripped and posed naked Protest Against Donald Trump In Cleveland
A lot more than a hundred women stripped and posed naked with mirrors in Cleveland, answering a photographer's call depict Donald Trump unfit for the White House and to mix art with politics.<br />
A lot more than a hundred women stripped and posed naked with mirrors in Cleveland, answering a photographer's call depict Donald Trump unfit for the White House and to mix art with politics.
They gathered on the eve of the Republican National Convention, where the brash New York billionaire will be anointed the party's nominee for president after winning a raucous primary race despite the state at large about his divisiveness and alarm in the party establishment.
"He's a loser," photographer Spencer Tunick told AFP after the dawn shoot in which 130 girls took part. One hundred of them will be featured in the picture to be unveiled soon before the November 8 election.
The setup took place in sight of the stadium where the convention kicks off on Monday, the focus of multiple groups of protesters expected to try the streets this week.
Permission was given by the owner, said Tunick, and so while public nudity in Cleveland is not legal, it was impossible for police to intervene.
Entitled "Everything She Says Means Everything," the photo art featured girls of all shapes, colors and sizes participated, holding up mirrors toward the arena.
Tunick's web site said the mirrors reflected "the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of 'Mother Nature'... onto the convention center, cityscape, and horizon of Cleveland."
The artist is famous for his sometimes startling images of naked people. But Tunick told AFP he thought it was his political shoot saying he felt compelled to take action.
Just voting against Trump at the ballot box in November had not been enough.
He said he'd to take action to counter "this idiotic thinking."
MaPo Kinnord, artist, an art professor and 55, said she took part because she happened to be visiting with her niece in the city where she grew up and loved Tunick's work.
Currently living in New Orleans, she said Republicans who were making Americans frightened were opposed by the installment, by telling them they should fear immigrants and Muslims.
"To be nude and out in the open and to be unafraid is what we need to be," Kinnord described.
Trump has called for a prohibition on Muslims entering America and a wall to be constructed on the Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants.
While she voted for self-declared democratic socialist Bernie Sanders in the primaries, she said she was happy to back presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Morning Robinson, 18, took part with her mother, saying she needed "to do something a little different" before going off to school that would enable her to express herself freely.
"I was extremely nervous initially," but it felt good being out in the open rather than scared of her body, she said.
"Republicans have this perspective of how girls should take society, and I simply don't concur," she said. "I don't understand exactly; I just know their views don't match mine."
Size-wise, the artwork was a far cry from Tunick's most recent work.
In Colombia, he convinced more than 6,000 girls to bare all in Bogota as the war-torn country neared a peace deal with the Colombia's Forces of Colombia