Every year over 60,000 festival goers descend on the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, for this festival of self expression, community and ‘radical self reliance’. Here are some of our favourite images of Burning Man Festival from the archive.

A painted man stares into the lens at Burning Man (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

A painted man stares into the lens at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada on August 29, 2002.  Burning Man is an art festival that celebrates free expression.  In 2002 about 29,000 people attended the festival that started in 1986 when Larry Harve

Man and giant duck (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

A man stands next to a giant duck at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada on August 29, 2002.  Burning Man is an art festival that celebrates free expression.  In 2002 about 29,000 people attended the festival that started in 1986 when Larry Harvey

Artists exhibit their work (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

Artists exhibit their work at the Burning Man Festival in the Red Rock Desert of Nevada.

A man walks on stilts through the Black Rock Desert (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada - August 2000: A man walks on stilts through the Black Rock Desert during the Burning Man Festival.

Men and women follow a truck spraying water (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

Men and Women follow a truck spraying water at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada on August 29, 2002.  Burning Man is an art festival that celebrates free expression.  In 2002 about 29,000 people attended the festival that started in 1986 when La

A costumed man (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

A costumed man at Burning Man Festival inthe Red Rock Desert of Nevada.

A person rides their bike along the border of Burning Man (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

A person rides their bike along the border of Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada on August 29, 2002.  Burning Man is an art festival that celebrates free expression.  In 2002 about 29,000 people attended the festival that started in 1986 when Lar

A man makes himself into a piece of art (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

A man makes himself into a piece of art at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada on August 29, 2002.  Burning Man is an art festival that celebrates free expression.  In 2002 about 29,000 people attended the festival that started in 1986 when Larry

A couple walks through a dust storm (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

A couple walks through a dust storm at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada on August 30, 2002.  Burning Man is an art festival that celebrates free expression.  In 2002 about 29,000 people attended the festival that started in 1986 when Larry Harv

A man listens to sounds coming from giant mushrooms (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

A man listens to sounds coming from giant mushrooms at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada on August 30, 2002.  Burning Man is an art festival that celebrates free expression.  In 2002 about 29,000 people attended the festival that started in 1986

The sun rises behind the mobile art work titled “Miracle Grow” (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

BLACK ROCK CITY, NV, SEPTEMBER 5:  The sun rises behind the mobile art work titled "Miracle Grow" by Patrick Shearn, Abundant Sugar and the DoLab of Los Angeles in Black Rock City, Nevada on September 5, 2005.  The city is home to Burning Man, an annual on

A dancing man (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

A dancing man at Burning Man Festival in the Red Rock Desert of Nevada.

A man creates a fire tornado as another man raises his hands (Aurora Photos/Robert Harding)

A man creates a fire tornado as another man raises his hands at Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada on August 30, 2002.  Burning Man is an art festival that celebrates free expression.  In 2002 about 29,000 people attended the festival that starte

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