Janet Delaney is a photographer and educator based in Berkeley, California.
Janet received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1981 and is currently focusing her attention on urban issues. She is documenting the rapid transformation of the SoMa district of San Francisco an area that was the focus of her earlier project, "South of Market 1978-1986".
Delaney has received three National Endowment for the Arts Grants and the Phelan Award. Her photographs are in collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, and the Pilara Foundation among others. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. In 2013 She published South of Market with Mack of London. This series was exhibited in a one-person show at the de
Young Museum in San Francisco, in 2015. She is now working on Public Matters, her next book of images made in San Francisco circa 1985, to be published in spring of 2018 by Mack.
Delaney held the position of adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley for over 12 years and has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the San Francisco Art Institute.