Blues Photographs

The Blues Archive houses a large number of blues-related photographs. Taken by a variety of photographers, these images help document the blues from the beginnings of its popularity in the 1920s through today. The photographs highlight performers, festivals, and locations important to the blues.

The Blues Archive does not own copyright to the majority of these images and permissions must be obtained for their use.

Blues photographs are also available in other collections.

Image from the collection: R. L. Burnside's family home / Charley Nilsson (1980)


Browse the Blues Photographs Collections:

Blues Photographs by Jim O'Neal

Blues Photographs by Martin Feldmann

Blues Photographs by Pertti Nurmi

Blues Photographs by Renato Tonelli

Blues Photographs by Stefano Marise

Blues Photographs: Venues