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Uncovering London’s hidden faces

Posted at 4:00 pm, March 5, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment

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It takes something special to see the beauty in the mundane and the humour in the everyday and the ‘Making Faces’ exhibition at Red Gallery (until March 11) does just that. This collection of photographs reveals a secret world hidden all around us. The man who spotted these inanimate expressions was 30 year old Rob O’Brien, who tragically took his own life last March after years of battling with depression. Suicide is the single biggest cause of death in young men in the UK and is still a big taboo. This exhibition organised by Rob’s friends and family aims to raise awareness of mental health issues, engage people in the debate of  what hides behind a smiling face and to celebrate Rob’s unique way of seeing the world. Alongside his photographs are those that have been taken by his loved ones since his death. The work is for sale and all proceeds go to the Maytree Trust, a charity dedicated to helping people at risk of suicide. Sonya Barber

For info, see redgallerylondon.com. Have you seen any hidden faces in London? Send them to us at blog@timeout.com and we’ll pass them along. 

© Rob O'Brien

© Rob O'Brien

© Rob O'Brien

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