Victoria | Sep 07, 2012
Did you miss Burning Man this year? Are you still trying to adjust to the normal world again? Wouldn’t be caught dead spending a week in the desert with a bunch of hippies but still want to know what it’s about?
Burner or not, we’ve collected the best slideshows and videos for you from this 2012′s Burning Man Arts and Music Festival. From the origins of the festival, to daily life at Black Rock City, to the culmination of the festival with the burning of the man itself, these beautiful photos, videos, and stories encapsulate the magical, altruistic, dusty wonderland that is Burning Man.
Rolling Stone: Magic Mushrooms, Nude Dancers, Wild Infernos, and More– Rolling Stone’s 25 memorable images of this year’s Burning Man Festival.
Nick Bilton: Burning Man 2012– Nick Bilton, New York Times columnist, reflects on his second burn at Camp Liquid Baptism, with personal and moving photos.
Shareable: 5 Burning Man Projects Changing the Real World- Shareable explores how Burning Man projects continue to inspire and change lives off the playa.
Los Angeles Times: A Fiery Heart– CuriousJosh photographs the fire culture at the 2012 Burning Man Festival.
Outside Magazine: Hot Mess, An Oral History of Burning Man- Brad Wieners talks to founders and fans about how the party got started– and the death, mayhem, and power struggles that almost shut it down.
Los Angeles Times: Black Rock City Life– CuriousJosh captures life in Black Rock City at Burning Man 2012′s Art and Music Festival.
International Business Times: 11 of the Strangest and Most Beautiful Photos From the Festival– From the El Pulpo Mecanico to the burning of Annubis, IBT captures some of the most impressive shots from this year’s festival.
The Huffington Post: Burning Man 2012: Burn Wall Street, El Pulpo Mecanico, And More Spectacular Scenes- HuffPost’s collection of videos from the best art installations on the playa this year.
BONUS!!!! Craigslist: Burning Man Missed Connections- Searching for Fuzzy or the girl you met at the fire tornado? Even if you’re not, these are pretty amusing to read.
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