Gallery: Notable Photographers’ Developer Trays


In an age dominated by digital photography, most black and white darkrooms have been long since abandoned. You could say that photographer John Cyr believes that they’re haunted by the ghost of images past — in a good way. “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 experiences for the past hundred years,” he explains. “By titling each tray with its owner’s name, I reference the historic significance of these objects in a minimal manner that evokes thought and introspection about what images have passed through each individual tray.”