Burning Man 2014 Fahrenheit 1

Burning Man Festival is an event held every year in the city of Nevada, USA, in an area known as Black Rock City, a temporary city that exists only during the seven days of the festival; once finished, it disappears. The main idea of the organizers of the Burning Man Festival is to bring together the creative community to encourage self-expression and self-sufficiency, as the event is governed by ten basic principles:

  • Inclusion
  • Don and Giving
  • Decommodification
  • Self-Reliance
  • Self-Expression
  • Communal Effort
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Participation
  • The urgent
  • Not leaving a trace

(Educational form adopted by the forest department of the United States in the seventies that urges people to participate in recreational activities by not littering).

© Trey Ratcliff

© Trey Ratcliff

Within the Burning Man Festival, there is also opportunity to know scholarships for dozens of artists to create pieces and exhibit them during the festival. They also have the Art Cars where many people come.

© Trey Ratcliff

© Trey Ratcliff

To record the various events of the festival, Trey Ratcliff, New Zeland photographer, visited Black Rock City and produced a whole photo series portraying much of the essence of this legendary artistic pilgrimage. Moreover. Trey Ratcliff shared the complete series  of the event to his personal Page.

If you are interested in learning more about the Burning Man Festival, visit the official Website.

Source and images: ©Trey Ratcliff

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