Keynote_Burning Man

Location.  The Burning Man Event is held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, United States.

Unusual. At the first impression, the following pictures might seem like they were taken in an unworldly place, with absurd characters and surreal structures. Well, this event really exists and already has more than 20 years of history. Burning Man (its name cames from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy) is a week-long annual event which starts on the Monday before, and ends on the day of the American Labor Day holiday. This event is considered an experiment in community which challenges all the participants to express themselves and to learn how to rely on themselves. The result of this experiment is the ephemeral Black Rock City, home to the Burning Man event.

Only last year, more than 50,000 people came to Burning Man to escape from the urban boundaries. In the Black Rock City, creation is everywhere and includes innovative sculpture, installations, performance, theme camps, art cars and even costumes. Beside this incredible art manifestation, the “city” offers many parties, interactive games, rides with some weird vehicles or other crazy activities.

More information about Burning Man here.

Keynote-Sunrise

Photo by Michael Christian

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Photo by Aeionic

Burning Man

Photo by Aqui-Ali

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Photo by Toby Keller

Burning Man01

Photo by Arno Gourdol

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Photo by Herby Fr

Burning Man03

Photo by Herby Fr

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Photo by Zach Wass

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Photo by John Curley

Uchronia_Burning Man

Photo by Splatworld

Photo by Light_bloom

martian-art-project-sunset

Photo by Thomas Fortenberry

Burning Man_art installation

Photo by Russ Atkinson

Burning_ Rainbow

Photo by Aeionic

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