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Spencer Tunick

Spencer Tunick Biography

born Middletown, NY (USA) 1967

Spencer Tunick (born 1967) is an American photographer. Tunick was born in Middletown, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Emerson College in 1988. He is best known for his photographs that feature large numbers of nude people posed in artistic formations, known as Installations often situated in urban locations.

Tunick started out in 1992 photographing nudes on the streets of New York. His photos quickly became popular and he spread out to other states in America. Tunick went international and has taken photos in cities that include Bruges, London, Lyon, Melbourne, Montreal, Sao Paulo, Newcastle/Gateshead and Vienna.

He was arrested in 1994 with a female model when she posed nude in Manhattan's Rockefeller Center.

In June 2003 he completed his largest photo by photographing 7000 Spaniards in Barcelona. On 17 July 2005 he photographed almost 1700 nudes on the quaysides at Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, including the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

His models are volunteers who only receive a signed photo as a reward.

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  • "I make installations and the final result is a video projection and the photograph. If I didn't make video projections, then call me one thing; if I didn't make photos, then call me another."
  • "For me, the nude body is like a raw material.. another artist might use oil or clay. I love the fact that, en masse, it can be turned into an infinite number of shapes or abstractions, while the setting I choose rural, urban, indoors or out is like a canvas."
  • "My work's an attempt to challenge notions about nudity in a public space and how the body is represented in our culture. When you see 300 people naked in Grand Central Station, or a river of flesh flowing through the beauty aisles of Selfridges department store, it makes you think about all sorts of social and political issues."
  • "We used to call it installation performance, but we took that out because of the press outside the art world. People might think they could come and watch. But this is not something we want people to watch."
  • "In my work, the body is used repetitively as a medium to create a living sculpture to deal with the humanity and the vulnerability of the body, juxtaposed to the public space and the concrete world."
  • "I'm in between an installation artist, video artist and photographer. And when you work with nude bodies, you're immediately called a pornographer or a fashion photographer."


  • Re-Entering the America Zone - by Spencer Tunick, Soft Skull Pr (June 1995)

Quick Facts

  • Spencer Tunick is an American photographer. Tunick was born in Middletown, New York.
  • He is best known for his photographs that feature large numbers of nude people posed in artistic formations.
  • Known as Installations they are often situated in urban locations throughout the world. He also has done some "Beyond The City" woodland and beach installations and still does individuals and small groups occasionally.
  • In 1992 Spencer Tunick started out documenting live nudes in public locations in New York through video and photographs.
  • Since 1992 Spencer Tunick has been arrested 5 times while working outdoors in New York. In each case, the charges against him were dropped shortly thereafter.
  • In June 2003 he completed his largest photo to date by photographing 7000 naked Spaniards in Barcelona.
  • His models are volunteers who receive a signed photo as a reward.


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