Scott Hubener: The Space In Between

By  |  March 25, 2013

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.

Hubener received his MFA from Western Carolina University in 2011. He is currently a photography instructor at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, and resides in Asheville, North Carolina, where he has lived for ten years. To see more of his work visit his website

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.