Subscriber Account active since. Burning Man happens in Nevada's Black Rock Desert every year and it's best described as a temporary city rather than a festival. About 70, people from around the world gather for a week — and then, abiding by a Leave No Trace LNT policy , everything is taken down or burned. Here are some surreal photos that will take you inside this year's Burning Man, which lasted from August 25 to September 2. People attending Burning Man called "Burners" who wake up early enough — or just stay up all night — are treated to incredible sunrises with vibrant pinks and oranges. The Man is an effigy with a new design every year — it gets burned the Saturday of the event. They surrounded him with a winding walkway covered in cutouts that are lit from within. In the afternoons, people often practice acroyoga sort of a mix of yoga and acrobatics in the middle of the tent.
First thing's first, Burning Man isn't a festival.
The Black Rock Desert is a dried lake bed with mountains nestled in the distance.
Burning Man is an event held annually since in the western United States. As outlined by Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey in , the event is guided by these ten principles: radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification , radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility , leaving no trace , participation, and immediacy. It has since been held annually, spanning the nine days leading up to and including Labor Day.
Subscriber Account active since. The first time I decided to go to Burning Man , the annual gathering on a dried lake bed outside of Reno, Nevada, I didn't put much thought into it at all. From what I had heard, it was basically camping and partying in the desert. Now as someone who is attending her sixth Burn, I know it's so much more than just a party. W hat I thought was going to be a one-time thing has turned into a yearly pilgrimage back to a place that changed my life. For me, Burning Man isn't just something I do for a week — it's part of who I am. Here's what Burning Man is really like, according to someone who goes every year. Coachella is a festival. Ultra is a festival.
Updated with live webcam Every year at the end of August, over 80, people gather in a hot, windy desert on the edge of Nevada to create Black Rock City, a barren place that exists for only nine days August September 2. The annual event known as Burning Man has more than 30 years of history. The dust filled art festival, and communal living experience is filled with incredible installations, fantastical events, and creative individuals known as "burners. Outrageous custom built mutant vehicles drive throughout the camps, appearing like a scene in a Mad Max film. Radical self-expression is what drives thousands of artists from all over the world to present their work at what is arguably the most intriguing and powerful cultural event in the world. This year artists were inspired to create around the theme of Metamorphosis. Mutant vehicles are part of the outrageous artistic expression at Burning Man Burning Man CEO Marian Goodell and her advisory board have curated an amazing collection of inspirational art at this year's festival, with numerous pieces having received an Honorarium grant from the organization.