Where do I find the Pinhole Cameras this year?

Pinhole sampleIt’s not as well known as that one art car that shoots all the fire, or that sculpture that does the thing when you touch it with the lights – but for years the Pinhole Camera group at Burning Man has been producing some of the playa’s finest back-and-white photography, and they’ve developed a following.

For years the group has been based out of Media Mecca, using one of Mecca’s shipping containers as an on-playa dark room.  Putting on gloves, sploshing chemicals – I’m pretty sure some people have gotten it on in there, too, but sadly it wasn’t me.

This year, just in time for Caravansary, the Pinhole Camera group is hitting the road, with an all new home!  Look for the “Desert Darkroom” in Illumination Village – at 2:30 and Esplanade.

Don’t want to go that far?  Look for their work to be displayed in the Center Camp Café as well.

And if you want to make some art yourself?  Oh, they’re ALWAYS willing to train new people.  It’s a surprisingly simple process, and you’ll be helping make great art in no time!

For more information, visit http://www.pinholeproject.org/

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About the author: Caveat Magister

Caveat grew up wanting to be a Russian novelist, but the closest he ever came was getting personally insulted by the first democratically elected president of Poland. Now the volunteer coordinator for Burning Man's Media Team (itself a volunteer position), Caveat has been messing with Burners for the last five years, and has a hard time believing some of the stuff they've let him get away with. He is a publisher at Omnibucket.com, served as editor of Chicken John’s philosophical autobiography “The Book of the Is,” and archives his publications and personal blogs at www.TheWachsGallery.com.

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