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Last photo: Chicago

3 minutes

What secrets does the last picture on your phone hold?

What does the last photo on your phone say about you? Part of the ‘Last Photo’ project, in which the US artist and filmmaker Ivan Cash asks strangers around the world to tell the story behind their most recent picture, this instalment sees a motley crew of Chicagoans relaying the frank, funny and occasionally touching anecdotes behind their last snap.

Director: Ivan Cash


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