A gigantic wooden sculpture known as "The Man" is engulfed in flames during the Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. A woman riding in an outrigger fires a flame cannon over the heads of Burning Man participants as they dance in the early hours of the morning. A fire tornado emerges from the burning embers of the "Temple of Whollyness" as it burns at the conclusion of the Burning Man.
The late summer event is an experiment in community and art, influenced by ten main principles: radical inclusion, radical self-reliance, radical self-expression, communal effort, civic responsibility, gifting, decommodificationparticipation, immediacy and leave no trace. The event takes its name from its culmination, the symbolic ritual burning of a large wooden effigy "The Man" that traditionally occurs on the Saturday evening of the event. First held 33 years ago in on Baker Beach in San Francisco as a small function organized by Larry Harvey and Jerry James who built the first "Man", it has since been held annually, spanning from the last Sunday in August to the first Monday in September Labor Day.
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This is what it looks like when 60, misfits, freaks, adventurers, friends, overprofessionals, extreme amateurs, artists, musicians, scoundrels, heroes, and everything in between come together to build an epically alive desertart city that will disappear in just one week. The dust storm white-outs, the depth of earnest human connection, the dizzying energy and utter freedom… I am still reeling. There are varying levels of naked people up in here.
As a past attendee, I can attest to just how radical and life-changing of an experience Burning Man really is. Have questions or need advice? Burner: attended the festival at least once; pursues a way of life based on BM principles.
More than miles north of Reno, Nevada, is Black Rock City, an expanse of desert ringed by distant mountains that has been home to the annual Burning Man festival since the s. Started by a small group of artists in San Francisco inthe weeklong event is held around Labor Day every year. Most of the tens of thousands of attendees go to experience the openness, art, whimsy, freedom and — let's be real — the nudity.
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Every year, thousands gather in a remote section of the Nevada desert to, essentially, have the best time ever. The festival - which has been running since - starts on the last Monday of August and ends on the first Monday of September. Event organisers encourage festival-goers to abandon their phones, their money, and probably their clothes, and live and care for each other as one community for an entire week.