‘Missing Presumed Lost’ Photography Exhibition

Rob Monk’s ‘Missing Presumed Lost’ Photography Exhibition

On 14th June 2022, Rob Monk showcased his latest prints in a new photography exhibition collection called ‘Missing Presumed Lost’. He hosted a private viewing event for invited attendees only.

The Event

The exclusive opening event took place at The Residency Islington Square. Each print in the photography exhibition encouraged the viewer to imagine what it is like to be missing, to be lost, to be without anyone. Over 100 people joined us at the opening, ready to see Rob’s latest work.

Once you arrived at the venue, you were presented with a message:

“while out you come across something that’s obviously lost. something that someone through a small act of kindness has placed somewhere conspicuous so that it may be reunited with whoever mislaid it. the objects in these photographs have not been touched, moved or positioned for artistic effect. they are as i came across them, missing presumed lost”

This message helped the audience understand the issue of missing. It makes you realise that we see missing objects everywhere we go. But each object has an owner and a story.

There were over 25 photographs featuring missing objects from lonely dolls to abandoned shoes. Each photograph captures your attention and you can view them here.

What a fantastic evening, and a great opportunity to bring people together to help raise awareness for our cause. Rob has done a fantastic job in arranging this new collection. We’re extremely grateful for his support over the past few months and especially during the week of the event. We had a great private viewing on the opening night with people in our network, and we really hope the imagery resonated with those people that managed to attend. For those that didn’t, there is still an opportunity to view the pictures.”

David Warne, Individual Giving Co-ordinator at Missing People, talking about the event.

Rob Monk, the photographer, was also at the opening event to discuss the photographs with attendees and share what inspired him to work with Missing People and begin this project.

The invitation only opening night was enjoyed by all, and received wonderful feedback from everyone regarding the images and the connection of the content with Missing People.

The Photography Exhibition

After the opening event, the exhibition was open for the public to view. Until Sunday 19th June, the public had the opportunity to view Rob’s thought-provoking photographs.

“Missing Presumed Lost was one of the most worthwhile and important projects I’ve ever worked on. I hope everyone enjoyed the exhibition as much as I enjoyed creating it”.

– Rob Monk

Purchasing the Prints

During the event, there was an opportunity to purchase Rob’s prints and a pack of postcards too.

The prints are still available to purchase with all proceeds going to Missing People. Buy yours here:

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Virtual Tour

Wish you had seen the exhibition yourself? Rob has created a virtual tour of the exhibition so you can experience it just like you would have done in person.

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We would like to say a big thank you to Rob Monk for choosing to partner with us for this exhibition. We are delighted to announce that it has raised a total of over £2,500 so far!

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