In 1978, photographer Janet Delaney moved to San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) district. At the time, she was still a student at the San Francisco Art Institute who used to photograph the surroundings like construction sites and people in the streets. Here is a glimpse of what she captured during these years.

Saturday Afternoon, Howard between 3rd and 4th Streets, 1981

Flag Makers, Natoma at 3rd Street, 1982.

Across from the Moscone Center, 3rd at Tehama Street, 1980.

Artist in her Studio, Project One, 10th at Howard Street, 1980.

Back porch view, 62 Langton Street, 1975.

Longtime Neighbors, Langton at Folsom Street, 1980.

Hamburger Mary’s, 1582 Folsom at 12th Street, 1980.

Painting Mural, Langton Street, 1980.

Tom Whiting and Ted Haack’s Kitchen, 58 Langton Street, 1980.

2nd at Market Street, 1986.

Mercantile Building, Mission and 3rd Streets, 1980.

10th at Folsom Street, 1982.

David, Father Leo Joseph’s Roommate, 60 Langton Street, 1981.

Langton between Folsom and Harrison Streets, 1979.