Documentation Team

The Documentation Team is responsible for photographing, videotaping and webcasting Burning Man events throughout the year. We’re an international team of award-winning photojournalists, filmmakers and artists, some of whom have been shooting for “The Man” since 1990.

The “Doc Team” is on hand during meetings at Headquarters, Regionals worldwide, and events such as the Desert Arts Preview, Theme Camp Symposium and Decompression. We cover Black Rock City extensively, from the City Survey through the end of Restoration.

Our work is used whenever the Burning Man Organization needs imagery, be it on Journal posts, the Annual Report, social media, or for Press requests. Over 80,000 photos, from the first Burn in 1986 to the present, are stored on a searchable site: Hundreds of videos are on our YouTube channel.

The Doc Team is always on the lookout for fresh talent, provided you’ve attended the event at least once. We’re interested in meeting new folks with experience in photography, videography and film. Share your portfolio with us. You’re not an expert? No problem! We can also use your two hands if you’d just like to help support people who are. 

If you’ve been to Burning Man and are interested in joining the Doc Team, please apply by filling out the Volunteer Questionnaire and select “Documentation Team” as your preferred area of interest.

Have a question about the Doc Team? Email or visit our Office Container behind Media Mecca.

The Doc Team annual gathering, 2018 (Photo by Douglas Hooper)
Mark Nixon of the Doc Team (Photo by Jini Sachse)
JK and Terry of the Profiles in Dust team
Eleanor Preger (Photo by Ruthanne Kocour)
Beth Nelson films interview with Marco Cochrane and Julia Whitelaw (Photo by Dustin Fasman)
Dustin and Terry interview Ranger Cucumber (Photo by Dan Baker)
2021 Man Burn webcast (Photo by Terry Pratt)