Burning Man, founded in 1986 by Larry Harvey, is a week-long event held at the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. Every year tens of thousands attend the event to create Black Rock City, a place ‘dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance.’
The photos were taken in the late 80′s and early 90′s and show a glimpse of how it all started with a small group at Baker Beach in San Francisco.
A couple of the photos show the first few attendees carrying the wooden effigy to the beach and then hoisting it up at the site.
Other photos are from the early days when the festival moved to Black Rock, Nevada.
See some of our favorites in the gallery below.
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Header image by Christopher Michel
Images via The Huffington Post