Burning Man is a week-long annual event held in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States. The event starts on the Monday before the American Labor Day holiday, and ends on the holiday itself. It takes its name from the ritual burning of a large wooden effigy on Saturday evening. The event is described by many participants as an experiment in community, radical self-expression, and radical self-reliance.
Burning Man is organized by Black Rock City, LLC. In 2010, 51,515 people attended Burning Man. The theme was “Metropolis”
The Photographer Hector Santizo has visited the Burning Man event and has agreed to share his wonderful pictures with us. You can find out more about Hector at his website: santizo.com. This article contain photos from the 2010 Event. [24 Pictures]
Also see our Burning Man 2009 article
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Burning Man 2010 – The He(art) Communi-Tree by Hi-may Rivera
The Heart Communi-Tree is a wooden assemblage sculpture of a tree made with materials salvaged from the trash. The tree has a Heart at the base of it’s branches. Standing nearly 15 ft tall and 12 feet wide, this tree is a natural metaphor for community. Photo Credit: Hector Santizo
Burning Man 2010 – Like a car straight out of Mad Max
Mutant Vehicles, often motorized, are purpose-built or creatively altered cars and trucks. Participants who wish to bring motorized mutant vehicles must submit their designs in advance to the event’s own DMV or “Department of Mutant Vehicles” for approval and for physical inspection at the time of the event. Photo Credit: Hector Santizo