Janet Delaney’s photographic work uses a fine art approach to explore the social politics of city life. Her books include South of Market (MACK 2013), which documents the gentrification of a working-class neighborhood and was featured in a one-person show at the de Young Museum in 2015. Public Matters (MACK 2018) addresses public life in Reagan era San Francisco, and Red Eye to New York (MACK 2021) presents public and private worlds on the stage of 1980s Manhattan. Delaney’s selected awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2020 and three National Endowment for the Arts Grants.
Her photographs are in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), the de Young Museum and the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) among others. She has shown both nationally and internationally. Janet Delaney received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and held a faculty position at the University of California, Berkeley.