Program: Gary Marcos on photographing Burning Man (7:30 PM PDT)
Gary Marcos will present his photos of the "Burning Man" festival in Nevada collected over three visits.
"Burning Man" is a week-long annual event that began in San Francisco in 1986 and has migrated to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. It begins the last Monday in August and is described as an experiment in community, art, radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. In 2018, almost 70,000 people attended the event bringing in their own shelter, food, water and art. It is the largest Leave-No-Trace event in the world, meaning that everything brought into the event is taken out, leaving the desert playa spotless and as it was found. My focus on this event is the art, self-discovery, education and theater that takes place. In addition, I discuss a number of aspects of the photographic challenges, part of which is the harsh environment on the playa and part of which is the determination whether to be a participant or a spectator (i.e. photographer).