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Portraits, live shots, and photo essays that put the world of music in focus

Portraits and Live Shots From Pitchfork’s SXSW 2017 Day Parties

Featuring Lizzo, Priests, Jidenna, Vagabon, Noname, and more from last week’s shows at the French Legation Museum in Austin

Portraits and Live Shots From Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2016

Featuring Bat for Lashes, M.I.A., Warpaint, Whitney, Joey Purp, DJ Shadow, Explosions in the Sky, and many more

The Man Who Shot All of Minneapolis’ Sounds

After 35 years as the Twin Cities’ go-to music photographer, Daniel Corrigan looks back with the collection Heyday, previewed here alongside an interview with First Avenue’s in-house shooter.

Pitchfork Radio Austin

Portraits of artists who took part in a recent broadcast from the Austin venue Barracuda. Pitchfork Radio is presented by Goose Island and powered by TuneIn.

Afropunk Brooklyn 2016

Portraits and live shots from this year’s fest featuring Janelle Monáe, Thundercat, Kelela, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, and more—plus the awesomely stylish crowd.

Pitchfork Radio New York City

Portraits of artists who took part in a recent broadcast from the new Sonos store in downtown Manhattan. Pitchfork Radio is presented by Sonos and powered by TuneIn.

Pitchfork Radio Madison

A gallery from last week's Pitchfork Radio residency at Madison, Wisconsin’s High Noon Saloon, which was presented by Goose Island and powered by TuneIn.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2016: Artist Portraits

Backstage shots of performers including Thundercat, Shamir, Brian Wilson, Moses Sumney, Jenny Hval, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and more.

Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

A gallery highlighting the best of this year’s fest including FKA twigs, Sufjan Stevens, Savages, Blood Orange, Carly Rae Jepsen, Anderson .Paak, and many more

Pitchfork Radio London

A gallery featuring artists who took part in our recent Pitchfork Radio broadcast from the UK capital, including Wild Beasts, Empress Of, the Raincoats, NAO, the Zombies’ Colin Blunstone, and more.

Nos Primavera Sound 2016

Portraits and live shots from last weekend’s fest in Porto, Portugal, featuring Deerhunter, Beach House, Wild Nothing, Julia Holter, and more.

Coachella 2016: Pitchfork Radio in Palm Springs

A gallery featuring artists who took part in our recent Pitchfork Radio broadcast from the California desert, including Deafheaven, Shamir, No Age, and more.

Coachella 2016: Portraits and Live Shots

A gallery of backstage and onstage photos from this year's festival featuring LCD Soundsystem, A$AP Rocky, Deafheaven, Bat for Lashes, Deerhunter, Courtney Barnett, Ice Cube, and more.


Pitchfork SXSW Parties 2016

Check out portraits and live shots of Vince Staples, Chairlift, Anderson .Paak, Empress Of, Frankie Cosmos, White Lung, the Range, and more from our SXSW day parties.

Pitchfork SXSW 2016

A look at the artists performing at our SXSW day parties on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, 2016.

Pitchfork Radio NYC 2016

Check out a gallery of portraits and in-studio shots from last week's Pitchfork Radio run featuring Hannibal Buress, Ted Leo, DJ Premier, Flatbush Zombies, Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves, Joey Bada$$, Frankie Cosmos, and more. By Ebru Yildiz.

Perfume Genius: The Queen of Shanghai

With his work as Perfume Genius, Mike Hadreas offers a stark view of his personal experiences as a gay man in America. In this feature, writer Jamie Fullerton and photographer Giulia Marchi capture Hadreas' recent tour dates in China, a country that’s still lagging when it comes to LGBT acceptance.

Searching for an Underground Generation in Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistan's largest city can be a conservative and violent place. And yet, some artists are breaking through the status quo en route to freer expression. Tonje Thilesen documents Karachi’s underground music scene in this in-depth photo essay.

The Year in Photos 2015

Check out some of our favorite portraits and live shots from across the year, spotlighting artists including Sleater-Kinney, Grace Jones, Vince Staples, Thom Yorke, Lykke Li, Iceage, Lauryn Hill, Perfume Genius, Shamir, and Jamie xx.

Grimes at the Guggenheim Museum

Photographer Erez Avissar captures moments from Grimes' set at last night's International Gala pre-party at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2015

Portraits and live shots of Thom Yorke, Father John Misty, Beach House, Run the Jewels, and more from this year's fest at Grande Halle de la Villette.

Buried Alive: Unlocking the Mysteries of Poland’s Unsound Festival

Check out a photo gallery from this year's Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland, as well as a review of the event's many performances by Philip Sherburne.