25+ Stunning Photos From Burning Man 2018 Give a Glimpse of Its Wild Creativity

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With Labor Day weekend past, the festivities of Burning Man now exist as memories for its temporary citizens. More than 70,000 people made their way to Black Rock City in the Nevada desert for the unique event this year. They were accompanied by incredible artwork and structures—adhering to the theme of I, Robot—designed by artists and architects from around the world. With the help of many volunteers, the larger-than-life pieces were a mixture of futurism and nostalgia, featuring strategically arranged shopping carts and characters from the Pac Man video game.

It’s safe to say that Burning Man is the type of event that you must see to truly believe. With the help of social media, however, we have the opportunity to get an insider’s look into the inner workings of Black Rock City. We recently caught an early glimpse of the art installations of 2018 Burning Man. But with the last of the camps gone, it’s time to pour over the amazing shots of pieces like The ORB, a massive sphere that hovered over the Playa and softly mirrored the surrounding landscape. And of course, there’s Galaxia, the wooden temple that was out of the center of the final festivities—it was set ablaze and erupted flames like a volcano.

Check out some our selection of the most magnificent shots from Burning Man 2018 below.

More than 70,000 people made their way to the desert of Nevada for Burning Man 2018.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. 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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