These photographs were made along the serpentine mountain roads between Signal Mountain and Cumberland Gap in East Tennessee. As a photographer tasked with documenting old-time folk music traditions in the region, Boillot explored this place and looked for its sounds. “I’m still out there on one of those roads—and I’m still listening.”
Rachel Boillot (b. 1987) is a photographer, documentary artist, and educator. She holds a BA in Sociology from Tufts University, a BFA in Photography from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University.
Rachel’s photography has been acquired for several permanent collections worldwide. Her work can also be found in book form: Post Script (2014) and Silent Ballad (2015). Both are available in limited editions of 100 and 50, respectively. Recent work has been funded by the Annenberg Foundation of Los Angeles, CA and the Riverview Foundation of Chattanooga, TN. She currently teaches in the Art Department at Lincoln Memorial University, works as Assistant Producer at Sandrock Recordings, and maintains her own photographic practice in East Tennessee.