“Piémanson” is an exploration of daily life on the last wild beach in France. The beach’s history began in the 1970s when locals set up camp there with no rights or deeds. Thousands of campers from all over Europe got together every summer season, looking for a freedom that they could not find anywhere else.

During five summers, from 2009 to 2014, Vasantha Yogananthan shared the lives of the inhabitants of Piémanson. In 2016, the French government sadly closed the beach once and for all, ending a shared utopy that lasted for more than half a century.

First edition of 600 copies + a limited edition of 50.
Photographs and text: Vasantha Yogananthan
Essay: Rémi Coignet
Edit: Vasantha Yogananthan & Cécile Poimboeuf-Koizumi
Graphic design: Atelier 25
Hardcover
23 x 28 cm
35 photographs / 80 pages
French / English
All copies come with a hand-glued print
ISBN : 978-2-9548777-0-9

In the press
British Journal of Photography
The Telegraph
Libération
Lens Blog New York Times

Awards
Nominated at MACK First Book Award 2014
Nominated at Kassel Best Book Award 2014

Trade edition: SOLD OUT
Limited edition: SOLD OUT

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