A dramatic exhibition of the missing posters of Trevor Deely will be launched in Dublin this week to mark the fifth anniversary of his disappearance.
Bank worker Deely, 22, vanished on December 8, 2000 after attending his company’s Christmas party in the capital.
His whereabouts remain a mystery despite an exhaustive Garda investigation and a highly visible missing poster campaign organised by his family and friends.
Over the past years, Irish film director Kieron J Walsh took photographs of the posters, which are still present on lampposts and telephone poles in the Dublin 4 area.
Kieron, who directed Watermelon and When Brendan Met Trudy, has the co-operation of Mr Deely’s family for the Someone Somewhere exhibition in FILMBASE.
“I met the family and talked to them and they gave the project their blessing,” he said.
“I can only imagine how terrible it must be for a loved one to vanish into thin air like that and that’s one of the things that drove me to stage this exhibition.”
The Dubliner said of the faded posters in the exhibition: “Even though they were taken in busy areas, not a single person can be seen in these pictures.
“The only person who is visible is the haunting image of Trevor’s face - which stands out almost defiantly – in the posters which are now faded and discoloured.”
Kieron is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, London where he studied Film Direction and Photography.
The exhibition opens on Friday and runs for eight days.