Out of the fire

posted by Bridget on 04 December 2013

Janet Delaney's South of Market is an historic look at the effects of regeneration on the urban landscape

Janet Delaney moved into the South of Market area of San Francisco in the late 1970s, a down-at-heel area, home to a mixed community of immigrants and blue collar workers living in cheap low rise housing.

The area was identified as ripe for development so Janet took her large format camera onto the streets to capture not just what was about to be demolished but also document the changes as they took place.

The result is a book called South of Marketwhich has just been published by Mack Books. It is clearly historic in nature, but it does not lapse into nostalgia or sentimentality as so many projects of this nature can.

Janet's keen eye observed the effects of the structural alterations as they occurred alongside portraits of the people who continue to life and work in the neighbourhood.

Regeneration and gentrification is part of the constant ebb and flow of big cities, but as Janet asks, it is important to remember that while some people gain others have to pay for the change.

Janet Delaney Kitchen

This photo, taken after a fire in an apartment block was chosen by Janet for her My Best Shot interview in The Guardian, which you can read here.

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