Janet Delaney’s photographic work explores the line between documentary and fine art with a focus on urban life. She has published three books with Mack Books of London. South of Market, 2013, is a record of 1980s gentrification in San Francisco. Public Matters, 2018, celebrates public life in 1980s San Francisco. Red Eye to New York (forthcoming), will be published this fall.
Delaney has received numerous awards, most notably three National Endowment for the Arts Grants and a Guggenheim in 2020. Her photographs are in collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum, and the Oakland Museum of California among others. She has shown her photographs nationally and internationally.
Janet Delaney received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and held a faculty position in at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work is represented by Euqinom Gallery in San Francisco, CA.