Pearl Jam Fan Portraits » For the fans, by the fans: A black & white portrait collection of dedicated Pearl Jam fans with meaningful lyrics.

Pearl Jam 2016 Tour


If you got a Fan Portrait taken at one of the shows this 2016 tour, visit the page for your show to see your Fan Portrait!  We are still working on posting the Fan Portraits from Telluride, Fenway, and Wrigely.

Now that tour is over, we are working on the Pearl Jam Fan Portraits bookplease share your story with us about why you chose your lyrics!

Are you going to the Temple of The Dog shows in November? We will be at select shows and doing Fan Portraits – stay tuned for details!

4.09.16 Miami, FL
4.13.16 Jacksonville, FL
4.16.16 Greenville, SC
4.18.16 Hampton, VA
4.20.16 Raleigh, NC (canceled show) #UNFUCKNC Campaign
4.26.16 Lexington, KY
4.28.16 Philadelphia, PA Night 1
4.29.16 Philadelphia, PA Night 2
5.01.16 New York City Night 1
5.02.16 New York City Night 2
5.08.16 Ottawa, Canada
5.10.16 & 5.12.15 Toronto, Canada
7.09.16 Telluride, Colorado – Ride Festival
8.05.16 & 8.07.16 Fenway Park – Boston, MA
8.20.16 & 8.22.16 Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL

Fan Portraits has grown immensely since its inception and we now often have long lines and people waiting for hours at the shows and Wishlist Preparties. Due to overwhelming demand (wow!) and to avoid waiting in long lines to get your memorable Fan Portrait taken, we offered the option to sign up in advance this year. 


1. What is Pearl Jam Fan Portraits?
Pearl Jam Fan Portraits is a black and white portrait collection of dedicated Pearl Jam fans with lyrics that mean the most to them.
We started this project in 2012 to document and capture our dedicated, passionate and awesome fan base. To do this, we came up with the idea of capturing fans with their favorite lyrics. Read our about section for more information.

2. How does it work?
You write down your favorite lyric (or the lyric that is most meaningful to you or the lyric that you’re really connecting with right now – whatever it may be!) on a sheet of paper, and we take your picture to capture your connection to this lyric and song. You can sign up in advance to secure a spot (due to overwhelming demand, we’ve added this option). After the tour, we post the photos right here on our website and we’ll mail you the print.

3. Do I have to bring my own sign with me?
We provide the paper and markers, but you’re encouraged to get creative! Make your own sign and bring it with you if you’d like.

4. Where do I get my portrait taken? 
Currently working on the plan for the Fenway and Wrigely shows. Info coming very soon.

5. What’s the book about?
We’re working on the book right now! We’ve taken so many fan portraits that we’re now creating a book to beautifully show the collection of photos – our Pearl Jam community and fan base. Get your Fan Portrait THIS TOUR for the opportunity to make it into the book!



This is a fan-run project. No official affiliation or association with the band Pearl Jam. This project is for the purpose of documenting and capturing the Pearl Jam fan base. Copyright is only for the photos and photography work.