A tool from every photographer’s darkroom
Eastman House recently acquired 13 photographs by John Cyr from his series Developer Trays. The series documents the important, albeit utilitarian, tool of every photographer’s darkroom. Six of the
archival pigment prints were generously donated by the Catherine Edelman Gallery. Six others were purchased with funds from the Charina Foundation. The 13th print, George Eastman’s Developer Tray, was donated by the photographer.
Cyr explains, “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…”
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Lisa Kribs-LaPierre is the former Manager of Online Engagement at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.