Visual Arts

30 Photos of Burning Man 2013 as Shot By Arizona Artists

Visionary arts and counterculture event Burning Man is akin to a feast for the senses writ large. Very large. Or at least that's how some of the Valley creatives who frequently attend the epic weeklong festival each year out in Nevada's desert hinterlands describe the experience.

It's a seven-day communal hurly-burly of sights and sounds that overflows with an often-surreal surfeit of art, music, and fantastical elements that's attended by more than 50,000 people. Given the unique nature of the event and the unforgettable collection of artwork both bizarre and beautiful that it features, a camera is as much of a necessity as water or camping gear.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.