From Zak Cheney-Rice’s story for .Mic:
Few cities have changed so rapidly in such a short amount of time. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the median rent climbed to $4,225 this month, the latest milestone in a housing boom that saw rental costs in the city rise 13.5% in 2014.
Gentrification has rendered much of the San Francisco Bay Area unaffordable to former residents, with an influx of young tech professionals dropping unprecedented amounts of money on homes and peppering the landscape with flannel, beards, coffee shops and Google buses.
Janet Delaney has been around to witness most of this. In an exhibition on display at the de Young Museum, her photo project—”Janet Delaney: South of Market”—is fueling conversations around just how much has shifted, and what it means for the future of the city.