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Here are my AfrikaBurn 2017 Photos!

All of my AfrikaBurn images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. That means if you share them you must attribute the photographs to me by name AND link to Also that you can’t sell them or make money from them in any way whatsoever.

This was my first AfrikaBurn. I went with my friend Scott and it was everything I hoped for and then some. The AfrikaBurn community is full of really wonderful and fascinating people. It was a pleasure to photograph them become part of their community.

This was posted May 10th 2017 and was updated May 19th. (added a link to Scott’s images below)

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Thank You

First and foremost I would like to thank my wife Dorothy for allowing to go all the way to South Africa to shoot this. Thank you sweetie! Second, a huge thank you to Scott London. Couldn’t have done it without you man! You can see Scott’s photos from Afrikaburn here.

Also huge shout out to Monique Schiess, Johan, Steven, T, Saketi, Valentine, and Kevin. Finally thanks to the entire AfrikaBurn community for allowing me to photograph all the things.

To learn more about AfrikaBurn visit:

See also:
My Burning Man 2016 Photos
My Burning Man 2015 Photos
My Burning Man 2014 Photos
My Burning Man 2013 Photos
My Burning Man 2012 Photos


26 responses to “AfrikaBurn 2017 Photos”

  1. Sylvia de Villiers Avatar

    Breathtaking! I bow to thee….

    1. Hildegarde Riphagen Avatar
      Hildegarde Riphagen

      Near perfect capture of the magic AB moments . Thank you and please come back every year.

      1. Duncan Rawlinson Avatar

        Thanks. I would love to. It’s expensive and very hard to get to from where I live in Canada though! It took ~35 hours of travel to get home not including the drive to Cape Town…

    2. Duncan Rawlinson Avatar

      ha. *bow back* I guess.

  2. Martyn Oosthuizen Avatar
    Martyn Oosthuizen

    These are absolutely perfect you really captured the whole entire feeling. Well done. Beautiful eye and work. Love from Zimbabwe.

    1. Duncan Rawlinson Avatar

      Thanks Martyn. That’s what I set out to do. *waves* back from Canada.

  3. Randolf Jorberg Avatar

    A lot of the things I saw you shot from the best possible angle! And then you caught me in exactly the moment, when I walked on the ‘catwalk’ in my Testival suit. Thanks for your work!

    1. Duncan Rawlinson Avatar

      I loved your suit. I wanted to use it’s test pattern to calibrate something. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

  4. mark sharpe Avatar
    mark sharpe

    I love the pictures at night with the stars in the sky! When I go to Black Rock City one thing I always do is go to the deep Playa at night and kick back, let my eyes adjust to the dark and be amazed by all of the stars that appear! Then when I get back to Seattle….

    1. Duncan Rawlinson Avatar

      I was not prepared for how majestic the stars would be. In that it was a wonderful surprise and I didn’t have the right photography gear to shoot it properly. Oh well, maybe next year I’ll be ready. If I can go that is.

  5. JB Avatar

    I love what you did! I’ve always wanted to go back to Burning Man. This makes me want to go to Afrikaburn. Your series of magical pictures make me feel like I’m there already! Thanks universe for your soul!


    A visual feast,felt like i was there,thank YOU!

    1. Duncan Rawlinson Avatar

      Mission accomplished! Thx Julie.

  7. Linda Avatar

    Simply beautiful photo’s, thank you for sharing.

  8. Dion Oliveira Avatar
    Dion Oliveira

    Great! work Duncan ……thank you for the exceptional photography, although I could not be there this is a wonderful journey through your lens.

    1. Duncan Rawlinson Avatar

      Maybe I’ll see you next year Dion.

  9. James Gubb Avatar
    James Gubb

    Thank you thank you and thank you again. Made me relive it again, if only for a few moments.

    1. Duncan Rawlinson Avatar

      It was my pleasure. My pleasure and pain and hard work and stuff. But mostly pleasure! :P

  10. Arnold Avatar

    It has been a while since I have seen photos of this quality in technical perfection and spirit. Well done

  11. Gaynor Yorath Avatar
    Gaynor Yorath

    Absolutely Beautiful photos WELL DONE!

    1. Duncan Rawlinson Avatar

      Thank you Gaynor.

  12. Rikus Avatar

    Incredibly beautiful.Thank you.