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.
In March 2014, Piemanson’s dummy was selected among the 12 finalists of MACK First Book Award. Piemanson has been exhibited at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (Paris, 2012), at the Albert- Kahn Museum (Boulogne-Billancourt, 2013), at the Maison de l’Image Documentaire (Sete, 2014), and at the Photography Show (Birmingham, 2014).