From the introduction to the interview with Janet Delaney from Fotografia Magazine:
South of Market is a large neighborhood in San Francisco which takes its name from its location south of Market Street, one of the city’s major thoroughfares. At the end of the 1970s, the neighborhood went through an extensive redevelopment process that changed much of its face and deeply impacted on the life of the local residents.
American photographer Janet Delaney moved to the area exactly in that moment of change, and decided to use photography to document the spirit of the area before it was too late. Now that San Francisco is in transformation again to keep up with its status as dream city of start-uppers and venture capitalists, Janet’s series South of Market has gained new relevance, and a lot of attention. Last year, it became a photobook (now sold out) published by Mack; and the work is currently on show at San Francisco’s de Young Museum.