For the past two months Eastern Georgia has received unprecedented rainfall that has resulted in the Ogeechee River flooding its surrounding communities.
This past Wednesday, yet another flood warning was issued for Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham counties. Stephen Milner’s ongoing work The Ogeechee River Project documents the environmental problems facing the residents living along the river, as well as some of the recent effects of the flooding.
Scott Hubener’s project "The Space In-between” documents the landscape and residents along U.S. Route 23, between Asheville, North Carolina, and Johnson City, Tennessee. This highway was the only way to reach Johnson City until an extension of Interstate 26 was constructed in 2003. Interstate 26 now towers over the landscape of Appalachia, and the small towns and villages are completely bypassed by the many visitors to the region each year. Hubener focuses on these hidden places and shows us the cycle of the seasons in this landscape beyond the exit ramp.
Hollis Bennett resides in Nashville, TN, but was born just down the road in Knoxville in 1981. After growing up in suburban Oklahoma, weary of his rather limited surroundings, he set out to travel as much as possible. This led to long and short-term residence in places as disparate as Alaska to Texas, New York, and beyond. Arriving back in Nashville was a way for Bennett to process what he had seen and try and set a narrative to his work.