I’m not one of those religious freaks who proselytizes about her faith. I mostly keep to myself, very rarely disclosing my religious beliefs and opinions outside of my blog. A couple months ago, through a Burning Man newsletter, I read about a Washington Times photojournalist who wanted to put together a piece on religion at the event. I sent her the following email of encouragement.
i think your idea for the burning man religion story is fantastic. i’m a devout catholic…i don’t ‘openly’ practice at the playa. nevertheless, would be interested in reading your article when it is finished…and wanted you to know that i think it will be very well-received.
Well, the email set to motion lively discussions back and forth via email that resulted in an in-person interview at Burning Man with Allison Shelley taking pictures and Frappa Stout reporting. It was a pretty interesting experience and they are clearly very good at what they do. Take a look at the following Washington Times links. The print version came out on Tuesday, September 3rd.
I’m extremely impressed at what they were able to accomplish in a short amount of time, and also having to contend with the show-stopping dust storms that lasted for several hours at a time throughout the event.