By Nicholas King
Every year since 1990 Burners descend on a dry,dusty lake bed in the high desert of northern Nevada.The first year consisted of a group of 350 from the San Francisco bay area. By 2016, 70,000 burners from all over the world gathered to participate in a sensual week of adventure, discovery, alternative communities, fun, creativity and spirituality.In this harsh physical environment, Burners create a culture of creativity and acceptance. The feelings that emerge from the experience range from the pleasure of being incarnate, through tears of pain and joy, to expressions that uncover aspects of the soul.
The Burning Man experience often produces subtle to profound changes in its participants. Its Ten Principles promote openness and acceptance of the diversity of the human experience. But Burners is not about Burning Man. Made over a nine year period, Burners is a visual portrayal of the diverse people participating in the Burning Man event. The images in Burners reveal not only the diversity of the participants, but the diversity of the human response to unconditional acceptance.
Hardcover, 176 pages, 10.4 x 0.8 x 12.4 inches