Hundreds of naked and painted people in white Posan for Spencer Tunick in the Dead Sea

Hundreds of white painted naked people walked through a desert space near the Dead Sea, as part of the last photographic project by the American artist Spencer

Hundreds of naked and painted people in white Posan for Spencer Tunick in the Dead Sea

Hundreds of white painted naked people walked through a desert space near the Dead Sea, as part of the last photographic project by the American artist Spencer Tunick.

Tunick, dressed in black, directed the scene perched on the roof of a vehicle, giving orders with megaphone.

The 54-year-old photographer visits Israel invited by the Ministry of Tourism to photograph the Dead Sea for the third time with naked people.

"For me the body represents beauty and life and love," Tunick said, who has made this type of nudist events in various parts of the world.

Tunick photographed more than 1000 naked models a decade ago on the banks of Salt Lake, which loses a subway every year.

The serious gradual reduction of the Dead Sea has aggravated because Israel and Jordan have used the water that flows above for agriculture or as a drink, which is added mineral extraction and accelerated evaporation by climate change.

Sunday, Tunick placed his models in some stony coltrons in front of the turquoise lake. Some 200 people, men and women, listened to him to walk or stop.

He said he covered his models with white paint to evoke the biblical history of Lot's wife, who is said to be converted into a salt statue.

The Doctorate Student Anna Kleiman, 26, said he joined the event as a way to alert the crisis of the environment.

The project was funded by the Ministry of Tourism, which paid passages and expenses, and the city of Arad supplied personnel and assumed other expenses, said Hassan Madah, Marketing Director of the Ministry for the Americas.

Updated Date: 17 October 2021, 16:26

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