Jeff Phillips is a Chicago-based photographic artist who has been passionate about photography for more than 35 years. He serves as a member of the board of directors of Filter Photo, and for the past nine years has helped produce the annual Filter Photo Festival. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally through a variety of media channels including books, newspapers, and magazines. Phillips has presented and lectured about his work at South by Southwest (SXSW), Society for Photographic Education (SPE), ASMP Midwest, and other venues including Pecha Kucha in Chicago and at Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. Phillips is the creator of Lost and Found: The Search for Harry and Edna (, a vernacular photography and social media experiment that became a traveling exhibition and subsequently received international media attention for its content and production.