Australia: 2,500 people pose naked on the beach against skin cancer

Australia: 2500 people pose naked on the beach against skin cancer< /p> UPDATE DAY

About 2,500 people gathered naked on a famous beach in Sydney, Australia on Saturday in an art installation to raise awareness about skin cancer.&nbsp ;

Bondi Beach became, at dawn, a nudist beach when the 2,500 volunteers of all ages and in the simplest device posed for the American photographer Spencer Tunick, who shouted his instructions to them from above speaker from an elevated platform.

The event dubbed “Strip Off for Skin Cancer” ) was organized in collaboration with an association encouraging Australians to have regular examinations by a dermatologist.

The number of participants roughly equals that of of Australians who die of skin cancer every year.

“I have spent half my life in the sun and we m 'removed two melan malignant omas of the back”, told AFP one of the volunteers, Bruce Fasher, 77 years old. “I thought it was a good cause, and I like to take my clothes off at Bondi Beach,” he added.

Spencer Tunick is known for his massive stripteases staged at high-profile venues around the world. He notably undressed more than 5,000 people in front of the Sydney Opera House in 2010, and 18,000 people – his record – on the Zocalo in Mexico City in 2007.