70,000 people embarked on the annual pilgrimage to burning man, a festival that has taken place in black rock city, nevada, every year since 1986, the desert again offered a blank canvas for creative revellers to construct and enjoy an alternative reality for 9 full days (which you can watch LIVE here). interactive installations, sculptures including those of bjarke ingels and jakob lange, and participatory experiences, burning man has become a gathering that celebrates art and fashion amid a vast expanse of nothing. it’s no surprise that the event has has become a goldmine for instagram users wanting to capture the wonderment of it all, the most amazing of which we have compiled for you below.

 

 

studio drift brought its drone performance ‘franchise freedom’ – winner of THE DESIGN PRIZE 2018’s artistic category – to burning man this year

30 of the most amazing photos taken at burning man 2018

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30 of the most amazing photos taken at burning man 2018

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30 of the most amazing photos taken at burning man 2018

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30 of the most amazing photos taken at burning man 2018

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30 of the most amazing photos taken at burning man 2018

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30 of the most amazing photos taken at burning man 2018

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  • renders dont count

    Mariana Custodio Dos Santos says:
  • There is a missattribution to the teddy bear photo. Here’s the original photographer:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BnKIK0yh8s_

    flint says:
  • Pics of people in native war bonnets don’t belong on ‘best of’ lists. Worst of…maybe.

    mahalie monize says:
  • Native war bonnets are cool costume pieces – grow up! If anything that pic shouldn’t be allowed because feathers aren’t proper attire at BM because they create MOOP!

    Set says:
  • Agreed. War bonnets in your photos? Dumb mistake Design Boom.

    Griffen says:
  • pic by Polina_askeri… the horse is amazing and the lady upon it, pretty, but not nearly dirty enough to be Burner pretty. In regards to the war bonnet… poor taste, culturally disrespectful, really ruins the picture and takes away from the sculpture that should be the focus of the shot. Ugh… you can wear feathers… but when an entire culture asks politely to not wear war bonnets as costumes, be a decent human and respect the few things Native Americans hold dear… F yer Burn!

    LeLe says:
  • Why are you all assuming this woman is not Native American? Assuming she’s wearing it as a costume? That’s ignorant in my opinion.

    Wow says:
  • The war bonnet is an AMERICAN culture and should be worn proudly by anyone who chooses to wear it, Native or not. That photo was gorgeous. If all you could focus on was the war bonnet, then you were obviously captivated by its beauty and not the hunk of crap metal she was sitting on. So now you chastise those who wear them? Get a life!

    Jay Arcuri says:
  • The war bonnet is a stunning photo, agree with Jay!

    Deon TerBlanche says:
  • It’s been a while since my last burn. It used to be a celebration of the self expression of Art. So, there is NO point to being judgmental. THAT IS WRONG.

    Karlos says:

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