• German-American photographer Anja Schütz has a message for women voters (Twitter/Anja Schütz )Source: Twitter/Anja Schütz
Over 100 women have posed naked for this new photo series that responds to Donald Trump's comments about sexual assault.
Bianca Soldani

3 Nov 2016 - 4:19 PM  UPDATED 3 Nov 2016 - 4:20 PM

Less than a week out from the US presidential election, a German-American photographer is challenging women to 'grab' Republican hopeful Donald Trump by the ballot.

In a bold new photo series, Anja Schütz pictures over 100 naked women of a diverse range of ethnicities, ages and sizes holding ballot papers across their bodies.

The images are accompanied by the hashtags #pussygrabsback and #grabhimbytheballot in response to a recently uncovered video of Mr Trump in which he is overhead bragging that he can use his celebrity status to “grab them [women] by the pussy”.

Since the footage was uncovered last month, 12 women have come forward accusing the presidential nominee of sexual assault, which he denies.

Replying publicly to one woman’s allegations, Trump said“believe me, she would not be my first choice” while about another he said, “Look at her… You tell me what you think. I don’t think so”.

While Mr Trump has been widely criticised for his sexist remarks, he maintains that “nobody has more respect for women than I do.” However a recent poll that looked at how the election result would pan out if only women voted, saw him projected to lose in a landslide.

Ms Schütz's project started small as a way of expressing her own vulnerability as a strength.

"I thought I would do a photo shoot with me and just a couple friends," she told the Recorder. But after posting the photos to social media "women just started coming forward saying ‘I love this, this is resonating with me and I want to do it too'."

Jenny. #grabhimbytheballot #pussygrabsback pic.twitter.com/F8unUmYXqf

Ms Schütz's full collection can be seen on her website.

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