Oh Eewww… At the Dead Sea? That’s So Wrong

U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick is staging one of his trademark mass studies of nude volunteers on Saturday, with a thousand Israelis posing on a private Dead Sea beach.  The shoot is part of a bid to boost Israel’s campaign to have the salt-saturated feature recognized as one of the world’s seven natural wonders in a global online vote in November.  Experts warn that the Dead Sea could dry out by 2050 unless urgent steps are taken to halt its demise.  For Tunick, a Jewish American who has arranged naked human bodies over prominent landscapes and landmarks ranging from a Swiss glacier to the Sydney Opera House, a nude installation is an indicator of a host country’s openness.

So wrong, for so many reasons.  If the Dead Sea weren’t already dead, it would die of a coronary.

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5 thoughts on “Oh Eewww… At the Dead Sea? That’s So Wrong

  1. Jo anna Wail 17 Sep 2011 at 12:48 pm

    count ’em you are 500 off, they took 1500 out of the 3,000 that volunteered. seems the ones not chosen were a bit like ‘Free Willie’ and thus refused.


    • Jim 17 Sep 2011 at 12:49 pm



  2. arenmaeir 17 Sep 2011 at 1:38 pm

    After all, it is the lowest place on earth… 🙂


    • Jim 17 Sep 2011 at 1:44 pm

      HAHAHAHA- well played!


  3. wken 19 Sep 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Never mind. Anything I was going to say was made superfluous by Arenmaeir’s comment.

    I would like to know how having a mass-nude photo is going to help get the place declared a natural wonder. Wouldn’t pictures of … you know … the Sea be more helpful toward that end?

    I mean, if it’s a place that attracts crowds of nude people, how is that different from the average American frat house?


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