All of the photos in new exhibition Out of Reach depict the sea, in its various guises. According to photographer and writer Victoria Hannan, who curated the show at Enough Space Gallery in Prahran, “The horizon always looks far away. The closer you get, the further away it seems to be.”

Around half of the 118 works are hers, with 20 other photographers from around the world contributing the rest. The profits from each print sold will be donated to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.

“For many, the sea is a thing of beauty, a place of respite and rejuvenation,” says Hannan. “[But] for others those wide skies and distant horizons, the long stripes of blue, green and grey represent the only way out, the last option, hope.”

Baltimore group Inner Light has produced a 40-minute soundtrack to reflect the calm nature of the photos and create an immersive experience in the small gallery space.

The size of the pieces ranges from polaroid to poster, and all are for sale.

Out of Reach runs from June 2 to 12 at Enough Space Gallery. Hannan will be there to discuss the works on opening night, Thursday June 2, from 6pm to 9pm.

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