Naked Sea artist returns to Israel to call for environmental action; launches new exhibit in Tel Aviv.
American photographer Spencer Tunick, best known in Israel for his large-scale nude shoot at the Dead Sea in 2011, is back in town to again drum up environmental awareness for this hypersaline lake at the lowest point on earth. He is also launching a new photo exhibit in Tel Aviv.
“Since 1991, I have traveled the world making immersive art with people of all races, religions, and nationalities,” Tunick said in a statement. “But Israel is a unique place that I hold close to my heart and is the only country in the Middle East where I can be allowed to have proper freedom of expression.”
Tunick’s first stop in Israel was at Mineral Beach, where he gathered over 1,000 people to pose in the buff to bring attention to the plight of the Dead Sea area.