Three young people painting a mural on the street. One of the artists is holding a paintbrush while looking directly at the camera. The mural is a map of the Tenderloin neighborhood.

We Heart Tenderloin

Photographs by Judi Iranyi
19 April - 20 December 2024
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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On view at the Fulton and Larkin Street entrances, outside of the Main Children’s Center and on the 5th and 6th floors 

Local photographer and retired social worker, Judi Iranyi, photographed the Tenderloin community during the years 2014 – 2016. Iranyi wanted to share the “real” Tenderloin, home to San Francisco's most integrated and diverse population and with the highest percentage of children. Iranyi documents activities in public spaces, including Tenderloin National Forest, Father Alfred E Boeddeker Park, Tenderloin Rec Center, TNDC Tenderloin People’s Garden and Sunday Streets as well as activities and events of nonprofit organizations La Voz Latina and Safe passage. 

Selection of images courtesy of Judi Iranyi Photographs of the Tenderloin, San Francisco History Center. 

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