The renowned US photographer Spencer Tunick, he of the large groups of naked people photos, recently announced plans to take on the Holy Land. His mission: to get thousands of Israelis to strip naked in order to bring awareness to the plight of the lowest place of Earth, the Dead Sea. The conservative elders in Israel probably detest this idea, but perhaps they need to realise that his projects do bring huge amounts of media attention, and that is something the Dead Sea could do with.
Artist Spencer Tunick has helped raise awareness of the environmental impact on the Dead Sea by organising a nude photoshoot. The American-Jewish photographer, known for his large-scale works featuring naked volunteers, revealed his latest project involving 15 men and women focuses on the growing danger of sinkholes around the Dead Sea. In recent decades, scientists have become increasingly concerned, noting the lowest land point on earth is in fact shrinking.
Skip to content. A nude photo shoot involving hundreds of people on the shores of the Dead Sea created a minor stir among conservatives in Israel this weekend, according to Israeli press reports. Around 1, Israelis stripped naked at the Dead Sea on Saturday for a photo project by renowned photographer Spencer Tunick.
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Spencer Tunick, Dead Sea, Images courtesy the artist. The Dead Sea is dying, and artist Spencer Tunick is using his controversial mass nude photography to draw attention to it.
The Dead Sea came briefly to life on Saturday, as 1, Israelis shed their clothes and posed with their arms at their sides for the American photographer Spencer Tunick, whose business is making art from public nudity on a mass scale. The idea was to draw attention to the steady decline of the famously salty lake, which exposes more and more of its own flanks each year. The Dead Sea is growing ever-deaderas less and less water reaches it from the Jordan River at one end, and more and more water is taken out of it by chemical farms at the other.
Last month, Jewish-American artist Spencer Tunick went back to Israel to visit the Dead Sea and raise awareness of the rapid evaporation of its waters. Worried about the irreversible damage, the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies invited Tunick to return to the Dead Sea and grab attention of the international public and government. Clive Lipchin.
Going for an early morning swim isn't usually this popular, especially when the invitation states the dress code is strictly nude. But for these 1, Israelis it wasn't the choppy water which drew them to the coast, but the chance to take part in artist Spencer Tunick's first mass nude shoot in the Dead Sea. The group, from 18 to years-old, were specially selected by the artist but the location was kept strictly under wraps to stop any religious officials from disturbing the shoot. Bracing: The 1, volunteers rush into the sea as the photo shoot begins at sunrise.
He is also launching a new photo exhibit in Tel Aviv. The harm that has been done on all environmental levels has caused damages that are partly irreversible, and for those that still can be fixed — the window of opportunity is narrow and will soon be closed. On September 11, Tunick created a new Naked Art Installation including 15 nude women and men whose lower body is below ground, aiming to demonstrate the danger of the deteriorating ecological phenomena of sinkholes surrounding the Dead Sea.
Over the weekend American artist Spencer Tunick completed one of his most ambitious photographic projects to date when 1, nude volunteers modelled for him in the Dead Sea, Israel before dawn on Saturday. It was his first Middle East mass shoot and Israeli tourism officials hope the project will help draw attention to the Dead Sea in a competition to find the new Seven Wonders of the World. The Dead Sea is competing against 27 other natural sites around the world in the finals of the New7Wonders of Nature online global campaign after beating other nominees. Tunick is famous for organising large-scale nude shoots and since he has organised more than 75 human installations around the world.