Where to Go and What to See

-- Lindsay Sakraida

Photography auctions are in abundance this week, and their preview exhibitions boast the thrill of viewing seminal photographs that will soon fetch hundreds of thousands of dollars, but the Brought to Light exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is my pick for the week. The show explores how photography was used for scientific purposes during the late 19th century, and the fascinating images are often haunting, since sometimes intangible elements--like electricity--are captured.

-- Lindsay Sakraida

(Photo: courtesy San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

Follow the links below for details about this and many more photography events around the country.