Rachel Boillot

Rachel Boillot (b.1987) grew up in New York and Singapore. Her undergraduate coursework was completed at Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She spent the following two years working as a photographic archivist for the Boston Housing Authority. Before returning to graduate school, she taught photography at My Life, My Choice, helping victims of sexual exploitation tell their own stories. Rachel graduated from Duke University’s MFA program in May 2014. Post Script was her thesis work. Rachel currently teaches photography at Duke. Her photographic practice is supported by grants from the Annenberg Foundation and the Riverview Foundation.

Rachel_Boillot_1 Rachel_Boillot_2

Silent Ballad

Silent Ballad explores musical heritage in the mountains of East Tennessee. Religious belief, the rural landscape, and the old-time music tradition all inform this portrait of place. The work will be available as a limited edition photo-book in June. The book will also include an album of the musicians depicted.

Rachel_Boillot_3 Rachel_Boillot_4 Rachel_Boillot_5

These photographs were made while working for Park Ranger and folklorist Bob Fulcher, who runs Sandrock Recordings. (http://sandrockrecordings.com) Rachel continues her work for Bobby and will permanently relocate to East Tennessee this month to continue this work. All images made 2014-2015.

Rachel_Boillot_6 Rachel_Boillot_7 Rachel_Boillot_8 Rachel_Boillot_9 Rachel_Boillot_10 Rachel_Boillot_11 Rachel_Boillot_12 Rachel_Boillot_13 Rachel_Boillot_14 Rachel_Boillot_15

To view more of Rachel’s work, please visit her website.



What We've Read!

At Aint-Bad we are dedicated to photography and printed matter. From our magazines to our artist monographs, the printed page is what we live for. Each month we will gather books that catch our eyes and build an online library with the hope to inspire and support fellow bookmakers out there.

Submit!