The Sea Close By

  • Photographer
    Francoise Holtzmacher
  • Prize
    Honorable Mention
  • Date of Photograph

This series’ title is borrowed from a 1953 text by Albert Camus who describes his love for the sea, its ever-changing landscape and mood. To him the sea means salvation and happiness. Being away from it is a wrench. I spent some years next to the ocean. Now in a landlocked country, I long for water, waves, smell, sound, and horizon. Out of curiosity I combined ocean photos with underwater portraits, and soon realised that both could complement each other. Now that travel is no longer taken for granted, let alone permitted, this ‘mise en abîme’ brings the ocean close by.

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