“Missing” Then and Now


After 9/11 the abundant “Missing” posters that hung around Manhattan were part of the fabric of post-9/11 of the city. A lot of them weren’t as much “Missing” signs as they were obituaries and rememberances of loved ones.

It’s been ten years since their widespread presence in the city. Photographer Jordana Baldwin used photography to deal with tragedy herself, documenting these posters. Ten years later, journalist Justine Sharrock is using these photos to discover the rest of the story—what happened to these “people behind the posters”?

Sam Riley is an adult who works at McSweeney's. More from this author →