Burning Man 2016: Photography of Playa Life

A gallery of photographs to celebrate Burning Man's 30th anniversary in 2016.

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How do you capture an event that psychedelic arts writer Daniel Pinchbeck describes as “more decadent than Warhol’s Factory, more glamorous than Berlin in the 1920s, more of a love-fest than Pepperland, more anarchic than Groucho Marx’s Freedonia, more implausible than any mirage”?

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, Burning Man is a grassroots experiment in community and art that brings over 70,000 people to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. This year, the Burners will hit the Playa from August 28 to September 5 for a steady dose of creative installations, costumes, camping and gifts. This is not your typical music festival vacation.

To give you a peek at the mysterious world of Burning Man, we put together this gallery of photography from the Playa. Each photographer brings a different perspective—from quiet moments at sunset to glow-in-the-dark party moments.

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Zoe Savitz’s portfolio

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Franck Gazzola’s portfolio

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Nima Taradji’s portfolio

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Tom Stahl’s portfolio

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Celeste van Rooyen’s portfolio

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Dario Camilotto’s portfolio

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AJ Heath’s portfolio

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Sebastian Suki Belaustegui’s portfolio

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