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Vasantha Yogananthan
First edition

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“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.

Nowadays, thousands of campers from all over Europe get together every summer season, looking for a freedom that they can’t find anywhere else. Vasantha Yogananthan camped with the inhabitants of Piémanson for five summers, from 2009 to 2013. This book tells their story.


First edition
Photographs and text: Vasantha Yogananthan
Essay: Rémi Coignet
Graphic design: Atelier 25
80 pages
35 colour plates
23 x 28 cm
French, English
650 copies
Publication date: June 2014
ISBN: 978-2-9548777-0-9


Nominated at Kassel Best Photobook Award 2014, Prix Nadar 2014, Prix du livre des Rencontres d'Arles 2015.
Selected as Best Book 2014 by Andy Adams.

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