From Andrea Abney’s article for the SFGate:
San Francisco’s South of Market area is no stranger to change. These days, it’s tech that’s moved into the area — transforming the neighborhood into a trendy spot with coffee shops, startups and high-priced housing. But that’s hardly the first time the neighborhood has undergone a dramatic shift. Just ask Janet Delaney, whose SoMa photographs from the late 1970s and early 1980s will be on view at the de Young Museum, starting this weekend.
“It was a very special time in the sense that there had been an exodus from the city and a wave of new immigrants to the city,” Delaney said. . .