Janet Delaney

Janet Delaney

Fellow: Awarded 2020
Field of Study: Photography

Competition: US & Canada

Janet Delaney’s photographic work focuses on the untold stories of cities in transition. Her first project bore witness to the 1980s gentrification of a working-class neighborhood in San Francisco and was published as South of Market (MACK, 2013). In Public Matters (MACK, 2018), Delaney documented daily life as it unfolded alongside protests and parades in Reagan-era San Francisco. She is currently completing SoMA Now, a record of San Francisco’s rapid evolution into an international center of technology and all of the consequences these new riches have wrought. Both honest and poetic, her work straddles the line between documentary and fine art.

Delaney has received numerous awards, including three National Endowment for the Arts Grants. Her photographs are in collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum, the Pilara Foundation, the Oakland Museum of California and the Smithsonian Museum, among others. She has shown her photographs nationally and internationally and is represented by Euqinom Gallery in San Francisco, CA.

Janet Delaney earned her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1981. She has taught widely and held a faculty position at the University of California, Berkeley for 15 years.


Phot Credit: Ekevara Kitpowsong

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