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Naked states [Spencer Tunick asks America to pose nude]
Tunick, Spencer, 1967-
Publication Information:
[United States?] : Docurama : distributed by New Video, [2002]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 80 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
In a five month journey photographing nudes in every state, Naked States folows artist Spencer Tunick's quest to photograph nudes in public settings across the country. Bear witness to some of America's most fascinating subcultures, from the country's largest biker rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, to the Mojave Desert's eccentric Burningman Festival, to a huge outdoor Phish concert- here Tunick has no idea if he will get 10 people or 1,000 people to pose. In this movie, art, politics, body image, and American culture come together in some very unexpected ways.
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Subtitle from container.

Originally aired on HBO's America Undercover tv show in 2000.

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Reading Level:
Rated R.
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America undercover (Television program)
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Spencer Tunick is a photographer who made a name for himself with his artful studies of nudes, photographed on the sly in public places within full view of bystanders. Tunick's work won him public recognition, critical acclaim, and a number of arrests when police interrupted him and his subjects in the midst of photo shoots. In 1999, Tunick set out on a new project -- a set of fifty nude portraits, one photographed in each of America's fifty states, with the subject of each picture being a citizen of the state in question. Filmmaker Arlene Donnelly followed Tunick on his journey, and Naked States is a documentary look at the artist and his work, which also provides a glimpse at both the minds and bodies of the models he finds from coast to coast. Naked States was produced for the premium cable network HBO and was also shown as part of the 2000 American Film Institute Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi