Every year, more than 50,000 people meet in the remote Black Rock Desert of Nevada to engage in a social experiment like no other.
From the last Monday in August to the first Monday in September, Burning Man challenges visitors to give up commodities and money, to care for one another like family — and of course — to have a kick-ass time!
A gigantic wooden sculpture known as “The Man” is engulfed in flames during the 2012 Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
People dance at a midnight rave until the early hours of the morning.
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.
People play a game of “flaming skee-ball” at the 2015 Burning Man.
A fire tornado emerges from the burning embers of the “Temple of Whollyness” as it burns at the conclusion of the 2013 Burning Man.
The sun rises over the many art installations during the 2011 “Rites of Passage” Burning Man
Members of the “Naobi Village” perform an early-morning ritual in 2003.
A festivalgoer rides on the “Eidolon Panspermia Ostentatia Duodenum” art installation during Burning Man 2014.
An art installation called “Big Rig Jig” by artist Mike Ross is shown in 2007.
A woman sits in a shelter during a dust storm in 2007.
A couple embrace during a dust storm at Burning Man 2015.
An art installation called “Pulse & Bloom” is shown at Burning Man 2014.
An art installation called “Embrace” burns during Burning Man 2014.