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Photos Capturing Burning Man 2016’s Creative and Carefree Culture

The 2016 Burning Man festival has come to a close, and its 70,000 attendees have dusted themselves off from Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and gone home. They’ve undoubtedly left more inspired as the week-long event celebrated incredible works of art and fostered a sense of community among all who arrived.

Many use Burning Man as an excuse to technologically disconnect from everyday life and enjoy being in the moment. Although we got an early peek at some of the impressive, Renaissance-inspired creations that appeared this year, the photos that capture the people, culture, and desolate desert landscape have started to appear in droves. Seeing Instagram posts from attendees gives you a true sense of this festival’s immersive, engaging, and awe-inspiring scene—not to mention the Steampunk-inspired costumes!

Check out some of our favorite photos that showcase Burning Man’s scene, below.

Above photo credit: @dirtbagbarbie

Photo credit: @lecatvolant

Photo credit: @mowynneing

Photo credit: @alinagermandesign

Photo credit: @saloseries

Photo credit: @dashulity23

Photo credit: @natalkabenesova

Photo credit: @theblondeabroad

Photo credit: @seanmonteine

Photo credit: @alina_rudya

Photo credit: @natasharogal

Photo credit: @moabmonkeys

Photo credit: @campagnamike

Photo credit: @ashoddd

Photo credit: @loganpaul

Photo credit: @michobrien

Photo credit: @sanfrancisco

Photo credit: @ash.tenn

Photo credit: @sarasampaio

Photo credit: @candidnan

Photo credit: @einatroz

Burning Man: Website | Instagram
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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