The 30+ Best Photos From Burning Man 2016. [UPDATED]

Best Photos Burning Man 2016
Embrace by The Pier Group was set afire, as is the tradition, at a previous Burning Man, photo @adventurpreneur

As the second day of the annual music and art festival comes to a close, the photos from burners in Black Rock City are rolling in. Here’s a look at many of the best photos from Day 1 and Day 2 at Burning Man 2016, courtesy of talented festival-goers and photographers via Instagram.

Best Photos From Burning Man 2016

Best Photos From Burning Man 2016
typographic installation by Laura Kimpton, photo by @peterruprecht

A New Renaissance

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The festival ticket, photo by @m_1percent
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More festival ephemera, photo @trippin_the_world_over_

This year’s art theme is Da Vinci’s Workshop, inspired by the Italian Renaissance of the middle fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, when an historic convergence of inspired artistry, technical innovation and enlightened patronage launched Europe out of medievalism and into modernity.

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illustration by Andrew Johnstone

The story focuses on the republic of Florence, for it was there, in a city-state of about the same size and population as Black Rock City, that humanist ideals, a rediscovery of science, and funding from a newly moneyed class of entrepreneurs fueled a revolutionary cultural movement that redefined Western civilization.

La Victrola by The Victrola Society
La Victrola by The Victrola Society, photo by @sfslim

Five centuries later, the Burning Man organization attempts to recreate this potent social alchemy by combining Burning Man art, maker culture and creative philanthropy to make Black Rock City the epicenter of a new renaissance. (Theme and text by Larry Harvey and Stuart Mangrum)

reared in steel medusa sculpture
Medusa Sculpture by Reared In Steel, photo by @rearedinsteel
Olivia Steele what you seek
“What You Seek Is Seeking You” installation by Olivia Steele, photo by @steeleism
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Tangential Dreams installation, photo by @mamoumani
Renaiximent by pink intruder
Renaiximent by pink intruder (miguel arraiz + david moreno), photo by @jcf_valencia
DaVinci Virus by Brennan Steele
DaVinci Virus by Brennan Steele, photo @trippin_the_world_over_
OID by Michael Christian
OID, an interactive art installation by Michael Christian, photo @michaelchristianart
Lord Snort Burning Man 2016
Bryan Tedrick’s Lord Snort kinetic sculpture, photo by @treyratcliff
Lord Snort kinetic sculpture
Bryan Tedrick’s Lord Snort kinetic sculpture, photo by @zinana
Black Rock Lighthouse Service by Jonny and Max Poynton
Black Rock Lighthouse Service by Jonny and Max Poynton, photo by @sfslim
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Another photo of Black Rock Lighting Service by Jonny and Max Poynton, photo by @gregvnielsen
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one of the many unusual vehicles, photo by @firekos
Inside The Mind of DaVinci by Phoenix Rising and Wrecking House,
Inside The Mind of DaVinci by Phoenix Rising and Wrecking House, photo by @cesarkuriyama
Ascension by Jeremy Richardson
Ascension by Jeremy Richardson, photo @trippin_the_world_over
Ascension by Jeremy Richardson (illuminated)
Ascension by Jeremy Richardson (illuminated), photo @theofficialrainbowgirl
Metal Moths by Therm at burning man
Metal Moths by Therm, by photo by @placesiveseen
laura kimpton's EARTH
Earth typographic installation by @laurakimpton, photo by @sgla_
Reverse LED hourglass Burning Man 2016
Reverse LED hourglass by @Chronosydra
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Festival goer, photo by @kunnahaan
Ghost Whale Space Whale The pier group
Space Whale by The Pier Group with Matthew Schultz, Android Jones and Andy Tibbetts, photo by @thebecker, altered by @ifitshipitshere
Ursa Major ber sculpture made of pennies
Ursa Major, a large bear sculpture by Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson whose ‘fur’ is made of U.S. and Canadian pennies, photo @easyco
A Tribute to Cadillac Ranch by Heliotropics
A Tribute to Cadillac Ranch by Heliotropics, photo by @electricrenaissance
Giant Crow Sculptures Burning Man 2016
Murder, 5 Giant fiberglass crow sculptures by Jack Champions, photo by @juanchoconcarne
Murder Crow sculptures by Jack Champion
Another great shot of one of the Murder installation Crow sculptures by Jack Champion, photo by @treyratcliff
HYBOCOZO Heart of Gold
HYBOCOZO Heart of Gold installation, photo by @intheknowexperiences
Pulse Point sculpture by Davis McCarty
Pulse Point sculpture by Davis McCarty, photo by @valwheatly08
olivia steele installation 2016 burning man
“You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be” by Olivia Steele, photo by @missamychan
Got Framed by Nino
Got Framed by Nino with David Best’s Temple in background, photo @tkanzaveli
El Pulpo Mecanico by Duane Flatmo and Jerry Kunkel
El Pulpo Mecanico by Duane Flatmo and Jerry Kunkel, photo @thebecker

Learn more about the art installations, both the Honorarium installations and the Black Rock City installations at the 2016 Burning Man here

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