© Geoffery Berliner

© Geoffery Berliner

John Cyr is a New York based photographer and Assistant Professor of Photographic Imaging at Suffolk County Community College. Cyr earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2010 and his work has been featured in various publications including the New York Times, BBC News, ARTnews, TIME, NPR, Popular Photography, the Telegraph and Photo District News. He is the author of the powerHouse published monograph, Developer Trays. Cyr's photography is represented in many notable public and private collections including: George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York; The Photographic History Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Washington D.C.; and The New York Public Library, New York, New York.  


Downloadable CV.



Elizabeth Houston Gallery, Developer Trays,  New York, NY, 2018

Spain Media Gallery, Developer Trays, Madrid, Spain, 2014 

Cassilhaus Gallery, ANALOG! John Loengard and John Cyr, Chapel Hill, NC, 2014 

powerHouse Arena, Developer Trays, Brooklyn, NY, 2014 

Davis Orton Gallery, John Cyr and John Cervinsky, Hudson, NY, 2012 

Trunk: Dumbo Arts Festival, Gowanus Oil Slicks, Brooklyn, NY, 2011 

MV Gallery of Photography, Textural Compositions, New York, NY, 2006 

Davenport Gallery, The Rivers School, Textural Compositions, Weston, MA, 2005 

Charles P. Russell Gallery, Deerfield Academy, Textural Compositions, Deerfield, MA, 2005  



Sara Kay Gallery, Expired, New York, NY, 2019

Candela, Unbound7!, Richmond, VA, 2018

Anzenberger Gallery, Curator’s Desktop, Vienna, Austria, 2018

New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, What's New? Recent Acquisitions, New York, NY, 2018

Cassilhaus Gallery, Thinly Veiled, Chapel Hill, NC, 2018

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Gallery Artists, Chicago, IL, 2017 

Elizabeth Houston Gallery, 8:, New York, NY, 2017 

Cassilhaus Gallery, Exquisite Corpse, Chapel Hill, NC, 2017

Bell Gallery, The Rivers School, Centennial Arts Exhibition, Weston, MA, 2015 

William Benton Museum of Art, CHEM 101: The Science of Photography, Storrs, CT, 2014 

New Mexico Museum of Art, Tales from a Dark Room, Santa Fe, NM, 2014 

Amarillo Museum of Art, The Fred and Laura Bidwell Collection of Photography, Amarillo, TX, 2014

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Paris Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA, 2013 

Catherine Edelman Gallery, AIPAD, New York, NY, 2013 

University of Hartford, Hartford Art School Faculty Exhibition, Hartford, CT, 2012 

Catherine Edelman Gallery, What Was I Thinking: 25 Year Anniversary, Chicago, IL, 2012 

KAUNAS PHOTO Festival, the National M. K. Cluilionis Art Museum, About Photography, Lithuania, 2012 

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Installed, Chicago, IL, 2012 

RayKo Photo Center, Critical Mass, San Francisco, CA, 2012 

Newspace Center for Photography, Critical Mass, Portland, OR, 2012 

Catherine Edelman Gallery, AIPAD, New York, NY, 2012 

Photo Center NW, Critical Mass, Seattle, WA, 2012 

Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery, Connecticut College, Centennial Alumni Show, New London, CT, 2012 

Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, Daylight Photo Awards Exhibition, Durham, NC, 2011 

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Ctrl+ P, Photography Taken Offline, Chicago, NY, 2011 

Affordable Arts Fair, Recent Graduates curated by amani olu,  New York, NY, 2011 

Photographic Center Peri, New York Photo Awards, Turku, Finland, 2011 

powerHouse Arena, New York Photo Awards, New York, NY, 2011 

Chelsea Art Museum, The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography, New York, NY, 2011 

Taschen Store New York, Group Show Taschen, New York, NY, 2010 

Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York, NY, 2010 

SVA Gallery, More or Less, New York, NY, 2010                                                                    

MV Gallery of Photography, Collector’s Show, New York, NY, 2008 

Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State College, Group Exhibition, Framingham, MA, 2007 

MPG Contemporary, New Art 2007, Boston, MA, 2007 

Joanne Toor Cummings Gallery, Connecticut College, Making Our Mark, New London, CT, 2003 

Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA, 2003 

The Burnished Chariot, The Ballrooms of New London, New London, CT, 2003  



Aperture, Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals the Universe, Marvin Heiferman, 2019

Rizzoli, Brooklyn Photographs Now, Marla Hamburg Kennedy, 2018

Seeing Science, John Cyr: Developer Abstractions, Marvin Heiferman, 2017 

B & H, Explora, Studio Visit with John Cyr, Cory Rice, 2017

Musee Magazine, John Cyr: the Collector, John Hutt, 2014 

Feature Shoot, Photos Reveal the Developer Trays of America’s Greatest Photographers, Ellyn Sunstein, 2014

BBC NEWS Magazine, A Look at the Great Photographers’ Developer Trays, J. Hamblett and L. Rinehart, 2014 

Esquire (Espana), The Darkroom of John Cyr, Alejandro Avilleira, 2014

Harper’s Bazaar (Espana), Ode to Negatives, Javier Caballero, 2014 

AnOther Magazine, Developer Trays of the World’s Greatest Photographers, 2014 

Hyperallergic, Darkroom Developer Trays as Portraits of the Artists, Allison Meier, 2014 

Juxtapoz, John Cyr’s Developer Trays, Canbra Hodsdon, 2014

powerHouse Books, Developer Trays (monograph), John Cyr and Lyle Rexer, 2014 

ARTnews, A Developing Love Affair with Film, Rebecca Robertson, New York, NY, 2014 

Aperture, The Photographer’s Playbook,  Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, 2014 

Standard Magazine, Developer Trays, Caroline de Greef, Paris, France, 2013 

Paper Sea Quarterly, In the Dark, Andrew Summons, Australia, 2013 

TagesWoche, John Cyr: Developer Trays, Basel, Switzerland, 2012 

Focus Magazine, John Cyr: Developer Trays. Jannie de Kruijff, Haarlem, ND, 2012 

Popular Photography, Post Process, by Lori Fredrickson, 2012 

Amateur Photographer, All in a Tray’s Work, Oliver Atwell, London, UK, 2012 

The New York Times, Developing in the Darkroom, Tray by Tray, Todd Heisler, 2012 

The Telegraph, John Cyr: Developer Trays, London, UK, 2012 

Daylight Multimedia, John Cyr: Developer Trays, Dualtagh Herr, 2012 

Daylight Magazine,  A Conversation with John Cyr, Kate Levy, 2012 

Aperture Exposures,  A Photographic Scavenger Hunt, Paula Kupfer, 2012 

Connecticut College, Centennial Alumni Show, 2012 

Underexposed, In Focus: John Cyr, Susan Burnstine, 2011 

TIME Magazine, Lightbox, Developing Trays: Recording the Photographic Process, Christina Clusiau, 2011 

PDN Photo of the Day, A Developing Story, Amber Terranova, 2011 

PHOTO+, John Cyr: Developer Trays, by Jae Hee, Seoul, Korea, 2011 

Rizzoli, New York: A Photographer’s City, Marla Hamburg Kennedy, 2011 

Humble Arts Foundation, The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Volume Two, Brooklyn, NY, 2011 

NPR, The Picture Show, A Photographer’s Unlikely Passion for Trays, Claire O’Neill, 2010 

Wired, Raw File, For Photo-Geek Eyes Only: Famous Developer Trays, Pete Brook, 2010 

aCurator, John Cyr: Developer Trays, Julie Grahame, 2010 

SVA MFA Catalogue, School of Visual Arts, 2010



PDN PHOTO ANNUAL, New York, NY, Personal Series Winner 2012

PHOTOLUCIDA, Portland, OR, Critical Mass Top 50 2011

INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, Honorable Mention, Still Life Pro 2011

DAYLIGHT/CDS PHOTO AWARDS, Durham, NC, Anthony Bannon’s Juror’s Choice 2011

THE NEW YORK PHOTO AWARDS, New York, NY, Fine Art Series Winner 2011


JEN BEKMAN, New York, NY, Hey Hot Shot Contender 2010

SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, New York, NY,Aaron Siskind Fellowship 2009

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARD, CA, Architectural Nominee 2007



Penumbra Foundation, A Personal Process, New York, NY, 2016  

B & H Event Space,  Developer Trays, New York, NY, 2014 

powerHouse Arena, Conversation with Lyle Rexer, New York, NY, 2014

Drexel University, Developer Trays, Philadelphia, PA, 2011  



The George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY

New York Public Library, New York, NY

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.

American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

The Bullock Family Photography Archive, The University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

Bidwell Projects, Akron, OH

BMO Harris Bank, Chicago, IL

O. Winston Link Museum, Roanoke, VA