After the Postal Service

By  |  April 13, 2015
Photo by Rachel Boillot Photo by Rachel Boillot

Artist: Rachel Boillot

Project: Post Script

Description: In Post Script, Rachel Boillot explores the role of the postal service in rural Southern communities—including the impact of the U.S. government’s decision to close more than three thousand post offices in 2011.


Rachel Boillot is a graduate of Duke University. “Post Script” served as her master’s thesis, and the project is available as a limited-edition photobook. She currently teaches photography at Duke and is working on her next project, “Silent Ballad.”

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.