The nude calendar made by Macedonian Twitter users is back.
Using the familiar hashtag #ТвитерКалендар (“Twitter Calendar”) seven of them–five women and two men–have joined seasoned photographer Zvonko Plavevski (@Giotto_mkd) in making an artistic statement for a good cause, at the same time challenging the parochial mentality of patriarchy.
The calendar for 2013 raised money for an anti-cancer charity, while the one for 2014 promoted sexual education and gender equality.
The calendar generated a lively discussion, including about whether to use nudity at all.
In his pitch Plavevski explained:
— Џото (@Giotto_mkd) October 15, 2015
I don't know why the Twitter Calendar has nudity. But I know that's its tradition, and I would like to continue it. It's up to you how much of your nude body you would show. It's your choice whether to remain anonymous or to reveal your identity. Or if you would like to show your face, also. The calendar will be on sale and the money will be donated. You are welcome if you have the self-confidence and courage.
Since then, interested buyers and donors have been able to purchase printed copies from the author.
— Јавна Соба (@JavnaSoba) December 14, 2015
As in the previous edition, all Twitter Calendar photos are published under Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial NoDerivatives license (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).