2003 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 3rd prize

Fernando Moleres

01 August, 2002

Most of the artwork and events during the festival take place in an area called the 'playa', at the center of a semicircular Black Rock City. A record 29,000 people from 20 different countries attended the annual Burning Man festival. Billed as a week-long celebration of art, counterculture and radical self-expression, the festival began in 1986 in San Francisco, but in 1990 moved to its present location. It culminates with the ceremonial torching of a gigantic wooden statue of a man.

About the photographer

Fernando Moleres

Fernando Moleres was born in Bilbao, Spain in 1963. He began work as a nurse in his home village, traveling in 1987 to pursue that calling in Nicaragua, during the Sandinista per...

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