Ring Out

By  |  June 12, 2017
Charlie McCarroll at his last home, Harriman, Tennessee. All photos © Rachel Boillot Charlie McCarroll at his last home, Harriman, Tennessee. All photos © Rachel Boillot

Artist: Rachel Boillot

Project: Silent Ballad

Description: In Silent Ballad: Time Sings in the Cumberland Plateau, Rachel Boillot looks at the musical heritage of Appalachia. Boillot’s photographs of East Tennessee, taken along “the serpentine mountain roads between Signal Mountain and Cumberland Gap,” attempt visual translations of her subjects’ sounds and music, capturing what she calls the “time and space that separate these songs as they ring out in a rural, mountainous landscape.” Boillot is currently running a Kickstarter for the documentary film portion of the project, Cumberland Folk Life.”

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Rachel Boillot is a photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. She received her BA and BFA from Tufts University and earned her MFA at Duke University. Her artwork documents both disappearing and newly emergent facets of American culture, particularly in the South, where she makes her home.