More than 2,000 people strip against skin cancer

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Sydney (Australia) (EFE).- Nearly 2,500 people posed naked this Saturday on Australia’s Bondi beach in Sydney, as part of an initiative by American artist Spencer Tunick, who photographed them to raise awareness of the prevention of skin cancer.

As the artist posted on Facebook, 2,500 volunteers took part in the event to “honor” all those who died of skin cancer or who fought the disease, which he called ” national cancer” in Australia due to its high incidence.

“We only met our skin, watching the first rays of light creep over the Bondi Beach skyline, standing tall with reverent strength,” Tunick said.

Nearly 2,500 people posed naked this Saturday on Australia’s Bondi Beach in Sydney, as part of an initiative by American artist Spencer Tunick. EFE/EPA/Dean Lewis

The event titled “Strip for Skin Cancer” was organized in collaboration with the NGO Skin Check Champions, which provides free skin cancer checks to vulnerable populations in Australia.

The 2,500 volunteers who stripped naked for the Tunick cameras represent the more than 2,000 Australians who die each year from skin cancer.

Tunick had previously photographed crowds of naked people in Australia: in front of the Sydney Opera House (2010) and twice in Melbourne (2001 and 2018), as well as other similar events in places such as Barcelona and Mexico City.

The installation is being made as part of Australia’s commemoration of Skin Cancer Action Week, which ends this Sunday.

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