Even though Burning Man people are all considered family,
having your own family around during the event is sacred.
This photographer first came to Burning Man just wanting to spend time with her brother.
Three years later is a family affair, and I can’t thank my brother enough.
Many families join once a year in a celebrate of family.
Madonna has been an active Burner since 2000 when Edub and Total Mess first dragged her out to the desert. Since then, she's been an intricate part of the BM community.
As a photographer and one of Burning Man's original blog authors she composed stories and captured photographs that helped document the infancy and provide a visual diary of Burning Man in the early days. She created wildly popular photos and essays such as Sunny Dayz and Flambe Lounge that spread like wildfire; igniting the flame within founders, laypersons, and soon-to-be burners alike.
Her photographs have been featured in the New York Times and the Burning Man website. You can check out more of here work at her site and the Building Black Rock City 2003 Blog.