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Past Events

The 2nd Biennial Reva & David Logan Photo Book Symposium

May 3-4, 2019
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley

The Reva and David Logan Book Symposium brings together photographers, academics, students and collectors to celebrate the published photograph. The event begins Friday evening with a talk by Larry Fink. On Saturday I will be in conversation with photographer Nina Berman, moderated by Svetlana Bachevanova, founder of FotoEvidence. Check out the full lineup and register for free tickets at the link above.

Photo Alliance: A Day of Photo Books

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12-5pm
San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Center at Pier 2 Fort Mason

I will be in conversation with Mimi Plumb about PUBLIC MATTERS and her new book LANDFALL. Copies of both books will be available for purchase.

Book Signing at FOG Design+Art Fair

Saturday, January 19, 3-4pm

Park Life Bookstore Booth
Fort Mason Festival Pavillion
San Francisco, CA

Public Matters at Euqinom Gallery

November 1 - December 22, 2018 | Wed-Sat, 12-5 pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 6-8 pm

Artist Talk & Book Signing: Thursday, November 29, 6-8 pm

Join me for a political and personal journey through the 1980s. Reception at 6pm, talk at 7pm.

Euqinom Gallery
1295 Alabama St, at 25th St
San Francisco, CA 

Public Matters Book Signing at Paris Photo

Saturday, November 10 at 4 pm

Booth SE3 (MACK Books)

Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris, France

Public Matters Book Signing at Offprint

Saturday, November 10 at 1:30 pm

MACK Books Booth

École des Beaux-Arts
14 rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris, France

Public Matters at the NY Art Book Fair

September 22, 2018 at 4pm

Join me for the first signing of my new book Public Matters at The NY Art Book Fair! I will be at the MACK Books booth on Saturday, September 22 at 4:00 pm.  Admission is free for this three-day event, where you can check out 365 exhibitors from around the world.

Refocus: A Collaboration between Aperture and WeTransfer

September 10-26th, 2018

Previously unseen images from the South of Market, 1978-1986 project will be shown at Aperture Gallery in NYC from September 10-26. Join me at the opening reception on Tuesday, September 11 from 7-8:30 pm. 

I am grateful to have been awarded a grant from WeTransfer that made possible this exhibition and further production of my current SoMa Now project. Refocus will also feature work by Siân Davey and Joe Nishizawa. 

PhotoAlliance Lecture

April 8th, 2016 at 7:30pm
San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco (at Jones St.)

Janet Delaney with introductory presentation by Paccarik Orue
Tickets available online or at the door (7pm)

Gallery Chat at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

April 22, 2016
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street, San Francisco

Janet Delaney examines the social-documentary style of Roman Vishniac’s work, drawing from her experience photographing everyday life in San Francisco and other cities. Click here for more info about the Vishniac show.


Keynote speaker for WRKSHP

September 13-15, 2016

Hanna S. Barsam Photography Invitational: Urban California  

September 25, 2015 Through January 3, 2016

In recognition of the legacy of local photographer Hanna S. Barsam, the Fresno Art Museum is proud to host a biennial photography exhibition with the generous support of the Hanna S. Barsam Endowment Fund.

Curated by Jay Belioli, former director of the gallery programs at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, the theme of the 2015 Hanna S. Barsam Photography Invitational is “urban California.” Mr. Belioli has selected eleven photographers from Southern California, Central California, and the San Francisco Bay Area to take part in this exhibition. Each selected photographer explores the urban experience and the human reaction to the man-made environment as captured through a lens. Just as Mr. Barsam was known for his innovative and often avant-garde approach to photography, this invitational showcases photographers that push the envelope with regards to technique and subject matter.  

The photographers in the exhibition: Jim Curnyn (Fresno); Janet Delaney, (San Francisco); J. Bennett Fitts (Pasadena); Christina Fernandez (L.A.); Robbert Flick (Claremont); Anthony Hernandez (L.A.); Michael Light (San Francisco); Doug McCulloh (Riverside); Doug Rickard (near Sacramento); Connie Samaras (L.A.); Mark Swope (Santa Monica).

New York City, 1984-1987 at Jules Maeght Gallery, SF
June 11, 2015 - September 25, 2015

In an exhibition titled Inside Out, Janet's photographs of New York City from the 1980s will be featured alongside a selection of vintage photographs and collotypes from the Maeght archives. "Inside Out explores the richness of urban life, its interiors and exteriors, from cityscapes and streets to the artist studio and artists themselves, and draws attention to the imagination of the photographer and its subjects." More info at Jules Maeght Gallery.

Janet Delaney: South of Market exhibition at the de Young Museum
January 17th, 2015 - July 19th, 2015 | Gallery 12, de Young Museum 

Closing Party for the South of Market Show at the de Young
Friday, July 17 6:30-8:30pm
Wilsey Court, de Young Museum, SF

Friday Nights at the de Young in partnership with the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley presents:  

  • Artist Wendy MacNaughton discussing her book Meanwhile in San Francisco: The City in its Own Words

  • MFA graduate Leslie Dreyer talking about her ongoing performance project Reclaim Disrupt

  • Chris Carlsson of FoundSF, sharing a multimedia program of forgotten stories of San Francisco

  • Cutting Ball Theatre presenting performance excerpts from Tenderloin

  • Poets from Youth Speaks present work inspired by San Francisco.

More info on the deYoung website.

Now, Then, and Future Changes in Central SoMa
San Francisco Heritage Foundation
Thursday, July 16 at 6pm 

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 756 Mission St., SF
$15 for non-members

Stop by this magnificent pre-earthquake church right across the street from the Yerba Buena Gardens to hear a talk about the South of Market project. I will be joined by Preservation Planner Jonathan Lammers who will provide an overview of SoMa's oft-contested development history. 

Friday Nights at the DeYoung
Friday, June 5, 2015
Gary Kamiya signed and read from his book, A Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco. Janet spoke to Seth Curcio, Associate Director of Pier 24, about South of Market then and now. Wilsey Court featured a slideshow of work by photographers who've made San Francisco their subject from the 1850s to the present.  

Fridays, June 12 
The program on June 12 addressed current issues of displacement and how we can keep art alive in San Francisco. Lively discussions were had between politicians, tech industry representatives, cultural leaders and urban planners. 

Janet Delaney: South of Market exhibition at the de Young Museum
Opening Talk: January 17, 2 to 3:45 pm

Please join me for an opening talk in the Piazzoni Murals Room across from the exhibition. I will be in conversation with Erin O'Toole, associate curator of photography at SFMOMA, and Julian Cox, founding curator of photography and chief administrative curator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. For more information about the talk, see the event listing.

Artist Talk at the San Francisco Public Library
FREE | 6:30-8:00pm | Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B- Lower Level

Free to the public, this event will be a conversation with architect Mark Hogan.

Artist Talk at the Battery Club, San Francisco
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 | This is a private event

Artist Talk at San Francisco City College
Friday, October 24th, 2014

This talk is part of the fall lecture series: Photographers and Their Images. The event is not open to the public, only to enrolled students.

Shaping San Francisco Public Artist Talk
FREE | 7:30-9:30pm | Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 | Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia, near 16th Street, San Francisco

This lecture will discuss the relationship of art and politics in Janet's work.

SFMOMA ArtTalk Event at Balboa High School
Thursday, April 24, 2014

A panel presentation for high school students discussing artists investigating the city.
Panel presenters include Rigo 23, a representative from Snøhetta ArchitectsBill Fontana and Janet Delaney.

South of Market Book Signing at Paris Photo LA
4:00pm | Saturday, April 26, 2014 | Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles

I will be signing South of Market at the MACK booth.

South of Market Book Signing at International Center of Photography
6:00pm | May 2, 2014 | ICP Store, 1133 Avenue of the Americas

Join Janet Delaney for a signing of her book South of Market.

SFAC Exhibition at City Hall
On view February 25-May 23, 2014

OPENING Tuesday February 25th 6-8pm at San Francisco City Hall. Group Show with nine photographers documenting San Francisco neighborhoods. Come see new images I have been making in South of Market since 2009. Also find one of my photographs on kiosks downtown.

A new photography exhibition at SF City Hall, presented by the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries and PhotoAlliance, and the most recent SFAC Market Street bus shelter posters, ponder the city’s built environment and question how artwork can define distinct neighborhoods without depicting people. Join a discussion about how photography and art examine the urban landscape while serving to define the city as one of the world’s great metropolises.

SPUR Event: Artists (Re)Defining SF Neighborhoods

6:00 p.m. | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco

Fog Fair 2019
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Left: Roman Vishniac, Right: Janet Delaney

Left: Roman Vishniac, Right: Janet Delaney

221 Main St. San Francisco, Janet Delaney, 2014

221 Main St. San Francisco, Janet Delaney, 2014