Photographer Spencer Tunick Can't Stop Running Afoul of Facebook's Baffling Rules on Naked People

But now Tunick faces a different and more implacable foe: Facebook. He can't share an uncensored photo of his work without it immediately being taken down. And as he recently discovered, even a pixelated photo is apparently not OK, unless the pixels are so enormous they take up most of the photo. Smaller pixels resulted in Facebook freezing his account and threatening him with deletion. Instagram is also not fond of nudes. So what's an artist whose subject is the naked body to do?
Tunick's latest bout with Facebook began in late December, when he put the above photo on his professional Facebook page. It was meant as a playful advertisement for his new book, European Installations, which, if you look hard, you'll see in the hands of one of the bookish ladies.

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Facebook has a strict policy against the sharing of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor is involved. We also impose limitations on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people's right to share content of personal importance, whether those are photos of a sculpture like Michelangelo's David or family photos of a child breastfeeding.

Even if pixelize images are banned from Facebook, this became a night mare to all naked organizations.

Without social networks we will confined to work person by person or small groups.

Promoting and spreading naked lifestyle away from social sites will be very complicated nowadays  because almost everyone are connected via tablets and smart-phones.

It will very complicated to show how naturist and nudist look a like without images to to help explain how natural and comfortable being nude could be.

So will facebook be our worst nightmare?


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