Before the sun rose over the horizon on Saturday morning, some 2 nude volunteers posed on the beach. Bondi de Sydney for a piece of art designed to raise awareness for skin cancer.
The installation is the latest project by the American photographer Spencer tunick, whose aim is to encourage Australians to get regular skin checks.
Thanks to this project by the photographer, the legislation was changed to allow public nudity on the beach for the first time.
And it is that Australia, according to the World Cancer Research Fund, is the country in the world most affected by skin cancer.
“With the arrival of summer, millions of people will flock to the beach, and it is vitally important that they know how to protect their skin so that they can prevent unnecessary skin cancers,” Tunick said before carrying out the project.
“My goal when I look through the lens is to see real diversity that represents Australian society – all genders, all races, all body sizes and people of all abilities.”
Starting at 3:30 a.m. local time, the volunteers gathered on the beach to participate in the installation, made in collaboration with the charity organization Skin Check Champions during skin cancer awareness week.
"We have an opportunity to raise awareness about skin checks and I'm honored...to come here, do my art and just celebrate the body and protection," he concluded. the world renowned artist.
Tunick began his journey documenting live nudity through video and photography in public places in NY. During this early period, his projects focused primarily on individuals or a small group of people.
In 1994, Tunick instructed 28 nude volunteers to pose in front of the headquarters of the United Nations en Manhattan. Since then, Tunick has organized and photographed more than 75 human art installations in the United States and other countries of the world.
The photographer elaborated on the philosophy behind his ability to capture naked humans:
"Individuals en masse, without clothing, grouped together, metamorphose into a new form. Bodies spread in and over the landscape as a substance. These grouped masses that do not underline sexuality become abstractions that challenge or reconfigure the points of view of nudity and privacy."