From Rachel Lebowitz’s article “10 Photographers Who Captured the Changing Face of San Francisco” for Artsy, featuring work by Janet Delaney:

When the Los Angeles-born Delaney moved to South of Market in the late ’70s, the San Francisco neighborhood was, simply put, in flux. In both images and interviews, Delaney documented the SoMa area and its residents over an eight-year period, as construction on the mammoth new Moscone convention center planted the seeds for a drastic transformation of the working-class neighborhood—home also to artistic and gay communities. More than three decades later, as the city faces gentrification and skyrocketing rents amidst the booming tech industry, Delaney’s work continues to strike a chord.

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