From the series Piémanson (2009-2013)
40 x 50 cm
Edition of 10
Numbered and signed on a sticker
ABOUT THE WORK
In “Piémanson” Vasantha Yogananthan explores the daily life on the last wild beach in France. The history of this beach can be traced back to the 1970s, when a group of local residents organized a camp where no rules existed. Nowadays, thousands of campers from all over Europe get together every summer season, looking for a freedom that they can’t find anywhere else.
The official rule is that the campers can stay for one night, free of charge, but many stay for the entire summer. During that time, they construct some amazing structures using wood, plastic sheeting, etc. There is a lot of pride in the community for making the best possible ‘homes’ for their stay. There is also a lot of ingenuity and creativity. The people of the Piémanson community don't see themselves as hippies or gypsies. They are mostly families who cannot afford another holiday destination and come to this place to enjoy a holiday at the beach.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Born in 1985, Vasantha Yogananthan lives and works in Paris. In 2014, he co-founded the publishing house Chose Commune and published his first book, Piémanson, which was nominated for MACK First Book Award and Kassel Best Book of the Year. In 2015, Vasantha Yogananthan was the recipient of the IdeasTap/Magnum Photos Award (category international) to help him fund A Myth of Two Souls, his project on the Ramayana in India. In 2016, he was awarded the Prix Levallois. In 2017, he was awarded the ICP Infinity Award as Emerging Photographer of the Year.
Yogananthan was one of the Foam Talents of 2017 and his work was part of the Foam Talent exhibition that was on display at Foam until November 12th 2017.
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
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