I’ve been documenting Burning Man for over a decade. It’s without doubt one of the
world’s coolest and most mind-blowing gatherings. The event is a week-long celebration of
free-form creativity and radical self-expression held each summer in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
Burning Man is tough to describe. It’s not quite an art festival, not quite a desert rave,
and not quite a social experiment—but something of all three.
My images from the event have been widely published, appearing in newspapers and
magazines worldwide. They also appear in Burning Man: Art on Fire, a book
with Jennifer Raiser and Sidney Erthal originally published by Race Point in 2014.
It’s now available in a revised and expanded Second Edition. More info here.
You can view a selection of galleries below. For more about the project,
please see my reflections on Burning Man 2017, or check out some of the
press/interviews at the bottom of this page. Thank you for visiting.
This set brings together some of my better-known photographs from Burning Man 2005-2016. These are photos that have appeared in books, magazines and newspapers, or on television, or been widely exhibited, or just happen to be personal favorites of mine for one reason or another. They focus on the art, the people, the performances and the fascinating culture of Burning Man. It’s tough to narrow down tens of thousands of photos to just one hundred, so this is a snapshot view. For a deeper look, check out some of the other sets on this page or the press coverage and interviews in the links at the bottom of the page.
Press & Interviews
Scott London: Burning Man — Pocko Times
A Photographer Delves Into the Dust — Monterey County Weekly
Interview with Scott London — Photographer Monthly Magazine
Preview of Burning Man 2015 — Wired Magazine
Can Attending Burning Man Change Your Life? — Discovery’s This Happened Here
An Interview with Scott London — Arts Illustrated
Scott London Captures the Magic of Burning Man — Visual News
Scott London: Burning Man — It’s Nice That
Live at the Press Club — An Interview with Bradley Zeve (Video)
A Conversation with Gérard Klein — French TV (Video)