Those in search of the essence of humanity will discover beauty and ugliness, light and shadow on the way toward it. For the eighth time, The Opéra, an annual magazine of nude photography, sets out to present the human body as it was created or independently formed and shaped. In their diverse works, the numerous photographers from all over the world once more share the same curiosity to explore human emotions. All of them, some reluctant and observing, others delightedly engaged and orchestrated, act out the great spectacle that is human existence. Photographers include: Ernesto Artillo, Christophe Boussamba, Marius Budu, Markus Burke, Marc van Dalen, Fabien Dettori, Charlotte Ernst, Douglas Foster, Joanna Grochowska, Martin Grothmark, Anouk van Kalmthout, Mona Kuhn, Maël G. Lagadec, Holger Maass, Jeanne Ménétrier, Mark Metzner, Elisabeth Mochner, Maximilian Motel, Pavel Odvody, Manon Ouimet, Pedro Oros, Nicola Petrara, Thomas Rusch, Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen, Julia Helene Scholl, Astrid Susanna Schulz, Laura Stevens, Daria Svertilova, Amanda Torres, Lilli Waters, Milena Wojhan and Philipp Zechner.