Dive Into the Best Photos of Burning Man’s First Week

Every summer since 1990, travelers from far-flung places travel to Black Rock Desert, where thousands of bodies convene to create art, light things on fire, and build communities in accordance with the Burning Man festival’s key principles. Throughout the years, the tradition has been known to lend itself to captivating images, and this year’s edition is no different.

In a recent interview with SF Gate, NK Guy, a photographer who spent the last sixteen years documenting the event, acknowledged that “the art that was the real draw” (aside from the parties, of course). “The canvas–that vast desert backdrop–is always the same,” he explained, “but every iteration of the event has its own tone or flavor, depending on what’s out there.”

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Chris Alexakisart, parks