Why This Model Was Photographed Surrounded by Sharks

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Photographer Benjamin Von Wong wanted to find a way to make sharks seem more accessible, and to raise awareness about the plight of the animals, which are killed in the tens of millions each year for their fins—used to make shark fin soup. So he came up with an ambitious plan: to photograph a model underwater in a flowing white dress with the threatened animals.

“Some photographers take photos of models in dresses,” writes Australian freediver (and model) Amber Bourke, in a Facebook post. “Others decide that the model should be a freediver and she should be tied to the bottom of an underwater cave.” Surrounded by sharks.

See Newsweek

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