The DPW of Burning Man 2009 group photo

I again had the honor of shooting the DPW group photo and the parade this year, and as before: what an incredible experience. This motley crew works their tails off for months laying out the roads, building the fences and Center Camp, operating heavy machinery and swinging hammers in the incredibly harsh conditions of the Black Rock Desert. Then, after the rest of us all leave, they stick around and clean up what we forgot to make sure the playa returns to its pristine condition (thus ensuring we can come back next year).

 

We owe them a big thank-you.

 

Please view full size -- click "All Sizes" and then "Original." (27 megapixels, made from 7 separate photographs stitched together in post-process).

 

 

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Taken on September 5, 2009