Naked photo shoot planned for Mexico City
A plan to photograph thousands of people nude in downtown Mexico City has sparked debate in the usually modest Mexican capital.
Artist Spencer Tunick, known for photographing crowds of naked people worldwide, said he is hoping to best his record of the 7,000 nude volunteers he photographed in Barcelona, Spain, in 2003.
Tunick picked Mexico's historic Zocalo Plaza as the site of Sunday's shoot because it was the only place that could handle all the volunteers who were signing up for the shoot, the Arizona Republic reported Saturday.
The shoot has unnerved many in the capital of 20 million, where shorts are frowned upon and a sculptor once was forced to weld bronze underwear onto a landmark statue of Diana the Huntress, the newspaper said.
Tunick, who has been shooting crowds of nudes since the early 1990s, said his art forces people to think about their bodies in new ways.
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