2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Lost & Found: The Search for Harry & Edna

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A thousand personal photographs lost for sixty years and then found, in a secondhand store. Lost and Found tells the story of an anonymous couple's past. Who are these people? Why were their photographs abandoned?
If an image were shared on Facebook or Twitter every 24 hours, how many years would it take until someone saw their father, aunt, uncle, or mother? Could a social media community find the answers before it was too late?
A photographer’s quest to identify the enigmatic man and woman would lead him on a journey spans the globe and ends at the intersection of contemporary photography, social media, and our places in history.
Is This Your Mother?



Jeff Phillips


Jeff Phillips is a social collaboration consultant at Doculabs, an Enterprise Content Management strategy consulting firm based in Chicago. When not working with financial services and manufacturing clients, he spends every minute of his spare time exploring his lifelong passion for photography. Jeff has been photographing for nearly almost four decades, and early in his career he worked as a commercial and fine art photographer.
His photographs have been exhibited and published in the United States and internationally through a variety of media including books, newspapers, and magazines.
Currently he concentrates his efforts only on his personal photographic work, and helps produce Filter Photo Festival, a week-long photography event in Chicago that is now in its fifth year.
Jeff has lived in Chicago for the past thirteen years, where he continues to explore unconventional approaches to making photographs.

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