John Cyr on view at the New Mexico Museum of Art!

CEG is proud to announce that select images from John Cyr’s Developer Trays series are part of The New Mexico Museum of Art’s current exhibition, Tales from a Darkroom.

Each year The New Mexico Museum of Art hosts a year-long cycle of exhibitions highlighting photography and it’s key roles in society. This year the museum includes Tales from a Darkroom, a group exhibition celebrating the tools of the trade from wet-plate processes to alternative and darkroom photography techniques. Stop by the NMMA to see John Cyr’s photographs in Tales from a Darkroom, on view January 9th – April 19th.

Sally Mann's Developer Tray, 2011 © John Cyr
Sally Mann’s Developer Tray, 2011 © John Cyr

 I am photographing available developer trays so that the photography community will remember specific, tangible printing tools that have been a seminal part of the photographic experience for the past hundred years. By titling each tray with its owner’s name, I reference the historical significance of these objects in a minimal manner that evokes thought and introspection about what images have passed through each individual tray. – John Cyr