Naked States

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Naked States

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  • It is [the] failure to assess, even in jest, how these disparate impulses affect Tunick's work and where (or whether) they converge that is the great missed opportunity of Naked States.

    May 29, 2008 | Full Review…

    Scott Foundas

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  • Interesting documentary about the artistic process, challenging social constructs, and what it takes to get into a gallery

    Jun 1, 2002 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Naked States

  • Nov 27, 2010
    Spencer Tunick is a douche - you know that almost immediately, so it's too bad that he's the main focus of this documentary when it's the people he's photographing are the interesting ones.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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