Get your Updated & Revised Edition
Desert to Dream
"Barbara Traub's new book Desert to Dream is an unprecedented photographic record of a decade of Burning Man celebrations...Ten years ago Traub worked on assignment for Wired's cover story on Burning Man, was chief photographer for HardWired's book Burning Man that was published the following year, and shot for Wired News in 2001."
- Wired News
"Barbara Traub...is best known as the photographer who created some of the most recognizable images of Burning Man including those in the 1997 HardWired book on the festival."
- Scott Beale, Laughing Squid
"Holiday Bookshelf - Top 10 Pick: Critically acclaimed photographer Barbara Traub takes readers on a stunning visual journey that brings to life 10 years of Burning Man"
- Nevada Magazine, 2006
"Traub presents 10 years' worth of lavish color photography on the annual counterculture festival, Burning Man...Traub's images capture the festival's spirit in lots of zany costumes and art installations celebrating off-kilter takes on contemporary culture and the participants' flights of fancy...accompanying text carries the highest-countercultural-subcultural pedigree...Good visual fun and countercultural documentation, this is vibrant stuff in these grim days, a must for pop-culture collections."
-Mike Tribby, ALA Booklist
"Barbara's Burning Man photo collection is great and will take you on a journey through this ephemeral world. Ethnicity, extravanganza, pop culture, erotism, nudity, free land : the Burning Man is something unique"
- Fine Art TV
"In fact, [Desert to Dream] is often downright beautiful. I have been to the playa myself five times, and I only recognized about a dozen of the scenes in this book. This is, of course, a testament to how much there is to see at any given BM, to the fact that no matter how many snapshots you take, you will never see it all…It's a lovely book, beautifully shot, surreal and random and appropriately odd."
- Mark Morford, SF Gate
"Even though Burning Man long ago decamped to Nevada, it has always been a quintessentially Bay Area thing; in its intent and focus, proclivity for nudity and drugs, and its appeal to techies. Attendance at the festival is now global, but Burning Man still provides an opportunity for our locals to shine. SFist knows of locals who save all year to buy hundreds of light sabers, who married people they met there, and well, people who can't remember it at all. Barb Traub has been going to Burning Man for a long time. Her book, Desert to Dream: A Decade of Burning Man Photography, chronicles a changing festival over the last decade. If you need some visuals to jog your memory of festivals past or won't be able to attend this year, her book provides a visual exploration of Burning Man, which after all, began as an art exhibition, of sorts."