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.
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