Janet Delaney: South of Market
Janet Delaney: South of Market relates the complex history of a changing San Francisco neighborhood through a selection of photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. Janet Delaney photographed the people and places in the South of Market district, during a period when redevelopment was threatening to transform it irreversibly. This slow and deliberate photographic document testifies to the vitality of a vanished community of blue-collar workers, small-business owners, families, artists, and others.
Expanding upon the forty-five works included in the exhibition, this accompanying catalogue includes images from Delaney’s new series, which reexamines the neighborhood thirty-five years later. Collectively, these photographs offer a unique perspective for today’s readers, who themselves may be witnessing a new wave of gentrification in San Francisco.