Posted on December 24, 2017

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I will be attending PhotoNoLa 2017. I so look forward to it. Photo friends, I hope to see you there!

Artist Talk at Belmont University

Posted on December 24, 2017

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It was absolutely delightful to give an artist talk at Belmont University on November 13. I was invited by my dear friend Christine Rogers, who is a full-time faculty member in their art department. Thanks to everyone at Belmont for the warm welcome!

Silent Ballad and Daylight Books

Posted on December 24, 2017

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I’m thrilled to announce that I will be publishing my Silent Ballad body of work with Daylight Books. It will be made available in Spring 2019. I will keep you all posted on this exciting development!

Seeing Sound

Posted on December 24, 2017


I had the privilege of meeting Jon Feinstein at Filter. He has since included my work in the Humble Arts Foundation group show Seeing Sound. Thanks to Jon for including the Sharp Family Kitchen and Mennonite Prayer.

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Filter Photo Festival Chicago

Posted on December 24, 2017

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I’ll be doing portfolio reviews at the Filter Photo Festival in Chicago - Chicago friends, let’s get together! I’ll also be showing work at the Portfolio Walk on Saturday evening. 

Printing away to prepare!

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Southern Documentary Fund

Posted on December 24, 2017

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I am thrilled to report that Cumberland Folklife has been accepted into the Southern Documentary Fund’s fiscal sponsorship program. Thanks for welcoming us to the family, SDF!

Cumberland Folklife

Posted on December 24, 2017

I’m pleased to announce that we have a new trailer website for the Cumberland Folklife series of documentary films. Check it out!

I am directing these films, which are currently entering the post-production phase. This website was designed by my co-producer Kyle Wilkinson. This is just a little preview…

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Down the Valley

Posted on December 24, 2017

The Down the Valley exhibit is up! My photographs of Appalachian folk artists and musicians are showcased alongside traditional hand-crafts made by local practitioners. The show will be on display at Lincoln Memorial University’s Art Center in Cumberland Gap, TN June-August 2017. An opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 3 from 6-8pm, with a not-to-be-missed musical performance from Vic Graves at 7pm. 

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Rachel Boillot photograph of artist Buddy Wood, from Down the Valley exhibit

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I’m also proud to have included the artwork of my students at LMU. Using grant funds from the NEA, I created a series of apprenticeships between college students and local folk artists. The work of these students and their mentors are on display together in Down the Valley.

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Down the Valley installation shot

And what happens when the vinyl doesn’t arrive on time? You paint an old piece of barnwood, of course!

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Installation shot, Rachel Boillot photograph of musician Curtis Byrge, from Down the Valley exhibit

16x20” Archival Pigment Print


Posted on March 14, 2017


I’ll be giving a talk at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC on April 27 as part of their “Meet the Maker” lecture series. Please join if you happen to be in the area! Event details here.