Next Sunday, thousands of Mexico City denizens will bare it all, right in the Zocalo. No, they won’t be streaking or protesting. Famed New York photographer Spencer Tunick has coaxed humans all over the planet to gather in nothing more than their birthday suits for his installation pieces. His volunteers have been photographed in places like Cleveland, Caracas, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Melbourne and Barcelona. And now it’s Mexico’s turn. Some seven thousand naked bodies will be required, but it’s not simply a matter of showing up and shedding your clothes. Participants must be over the age of eighteen years and pre-registered.
Curiously, Tunick asks his subjects to identify themselves by skin color on a range of one to seven, presumably so the bodies can arranged in interesting patterns. But no request has been made for the Mexican shoot. Maybe we Mexicans just all look alike.