Rachel Boillot is a photographer, film-maker, and educator based in Cumberland Gap, TN. She holds a BA in Sociology from Tufts University, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. Her work has been funded by the Annenburg Foundation (Los Angeles, CA), the Riverview Foundation (Chattanooga, TN), the Tennessee Arts Commission (Nashville, TN), the Southern Documentary Fund (Durham, NC), and the National Endowment for the Arts (Washington, D.C.). She was recently awarded the 2017 PhotoNoLa Review Award.
Boillot teaches in the Art Department at Belmont University while directing and co-producing the Cumberland Folklife series of documentary films. She recently completed a feature-length documentary film on Tennessee’s musical Sharp family, titled In That Valley of Gold. Moon Shine will be published by Daylight Books in the Spring of 2019.