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Piémanson (*signed*)

@ Yogananthan, Vasantha

978-295487770-9

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Publisher's presentation:

"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."

Additional presentation by the artist :

"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 from 2009 to 2013.

The book is based on a simple yet radical sequencing. From the 2500 pictures the photographer has shot over 5 summers, the book is presenting only 36 photographs. As a result the viewer finds himself immersed very directly to the heart of the story. Breathing spaces and white pages are used to reinforce the quietness and serenity coming from the pictures. Deliberately echoing the lo-fi elements of the beach camps, the binding is made out of gunny and the cover has a kind of sand-touch feeling. Also mirroring the DIY philosophy of the campers, all copies come with a small photo hand-pasted into the book."

With an essay by Rémi Coignet.
All copies are numbered, we are offering them signed as well.
All copies come with a small photo pasted into the book.

80 pages - Hardcover boards with silkscreen printing

Chose Commune, 2014

*Signed*

New - Mint condition

Yogananthan, Vasantha

Vasantha Yogananthan is a French photographer and publisher. He co-founded the publishing House Chose Commune in 2014. The artist's  website states: « Yogananthan's strong interest in painting led him to work around the genres of portrait, still life and landscape. Using these traditions as a starting point, he refined his photographic approach to produce photographs that expand the traditional genres and are united by a distinctively muted colour palette, achieved solely using natural light. » Vasantha has received numerous awards for his images (among them Prix Levallois 2016 and ICP Infinity Award for Emerging Photographer of the Year 2017) and the books published by Chose Commune ("Sobras" by Geraldo de Barros, Prix Nadar Gens d'Images 2017, French photobook of the year). He has published his own work with Chose Commune: "Piémanson" in 2014, and the project "A Myth of Two Souls", a photographic narration of the Ramayana epic, over a series of seven photobooks (in progress) : "Early Times" (2016), "The Promise" (2017), "Exile" (2017), "Dandaka" (2018), "Howling Winds" (2019) and "Afterlife" (2020). The final book in the series will be published in 2021. © Portrait taken from the website Photographic Museum of Humanity
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