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  • Hundreds of people are posing naked for an American artist to portray the dire plight of the Dead Sea.
  • The Dead Sea’s shores are receding by more than one meter per year.
  • The latest installation of the project features about 200 people, nude aside from white body paint, standing among the rocky remnants where the Dead Sea once covered.

Hundreds of people are posing naked for an American artist to portray the dire plight of the Dead Sea.

Photographer Spencer Tunick, 54, was brought back to the Dead Sea in southern Israel for a third time as a guest of its tourism industry to capture its continuous shrinking through a photography project.


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The latest installation of the project features about 200 people, nude aside from white body paint, standing among the rocky remnants where the Dead Sea once covered, Agence France-Presse reported. The Dead Sea’s shores are receding by over one meter per year.

 

Over a decade ago, Tunick first photographed about 1,000 models in similar conditions in the Dead Sea, returning five years later to photograph models again in the recession of salty, sandy remains it left behind.

The Dead Sea has shrunk by about a third of its size since the 1960s.


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Published on Oct 18, 2021