Janet Delaney: South of Market
January 17, 2015 – July 19, 2015
de Young Museum, Gallery 12
In an exhibition particularly relevant to the Bay Area, Janet Delaney: South of Market relates the complex history of a changing San Francisco neighborhood through a selection of more than 40 photographs from the 1970s and 1980s. Janet Delaney (b. 1952), an internationally recognized photographer and educator based in Berkeley, photographed the people and places in the South of Market district during a period when redevelopment was threatening to transform it irreversibly. Her pictures stand as a testament to the vitality of a vanished community of blue-collar workers, small-business owners, families, artists, and other denizens of the district.
Organized by Julian Cox, founding curator of photography and chief administrative curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, along with Erin O’Toole, associate curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, South of Market includes a variety of street views, building interiors, and other portrayals of San Francisco’s shifting urban landscape. For more information, please visit the following website.