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Janet Delaney

Using her camera to help navigate the world

Janet Delaney has been practicing photography for over 30 years. Her photographic work explores the line between documentary and fine art. She has used the camera to investigate family, wilderness, and the politics of city life. She claims, “The camera helps me to navigate the world.”

Delaney has received numerous awards, most notably three National Endowment for the Arts Grants. Her photographs are in collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the de Young Museum and the Pilara Foundation. She has shown her photographs nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. In 2013 she published South of Market with Mack of London. This work was featured in a one-person show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in 2015.

Janet Delaney received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute She has taught fine art photography throughout the Bay Area and had a full position as adjunct lecturer for fifteen years at the University of California, Berkeley.