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Red tape imperils naked photo shoot at Dead Sea

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September 15, 2011 | 11:38 am

Dead Sea. Photo by David Shankbone

Dead Sea. Photo by David Shankbone

A planned photo shoot of some 1,000 naked Israelis is in jeopardy after the regional council where the event is to be held said it had not given its authorization.

American photographer Spencer Tunick is set to photograph the installation Sept. 17 to raise international awareness of the condition of the Dead Sea, which is rapidly receding. Tunick’s website directs viewers to vote for the Dead Sea in the New7Wonders of Nature contest.

More than 3,000 Israelis signed up to participate in the project; one-third of those were invited to participate.

The exact location of the shoot has not been made public due to fears that protesters would upset the event. Tunick has said that he would like his naked subjects floating in the Dead Sea to be covered in its beneficial black mud.

No permits were requested for the event, Dov Litvinoff, head of the Tamar Regional Council, told Israeli media. Several religious lawmakers also have condemned the project.

Tunick has photographed installations of large groups of nude people In 75 locations throughout the world.

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