Every year at the end of August, a temporary city emerges from the Nevada desert.

The 60,000 citizens of Black Rock City are encouraged to be radically self-reliant: there is no food, water or electricity, and the only concession to this lack of infrastructure are the Porta-Potties. There is nothing for sale; the city is devoted to acts of gift giving. Nothing is organized either: the participants themselves cooperate and collaborate to create this unique experiment. Some create art, some teach, some perform, some build elaborate structures, some play with fires.

And at the end of the week, the desert returns, as if it had all been a dream.

All photos shot and processed on an iPhone 4s.

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