John Cyr’s Developer Trays Series

Posted by on Jan 15 2013 | Photography

A tool from every photographer’s darkroom

Sally Mann’s Developer Tray, 2011 © John Cyr

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

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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.

Ansel Adams’s Developer Tray, 2011 © John Cyr

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…” 

George Eastman’s Developer Tray, 2011 © John Cyr



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What a Night, George Eastman House Gala 2012

Posted by on Nov 27 2012 | Photography

Last night was an incredible evening of light & motion in New York City.  We celebrated our honorees, and proudly introduced our new director. A big thanks to all that helped make the gala possible, we could not have done it without you. We’d like to extend congratulations to each of our honorees.

We premiered this short during the gala which explains, educates and encourages those to remember: Who We Are.




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