Photograph by

Vasantha Yogananthan (France)

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Piémanson beach, in France, welcomes thousands of summer visitors every year from all over France and Europe. These ephemeral visitors, who are far more than mere campers, set themselves up on the sand for several months, then move on at the end of the summer, leaving no trace.

It is the last day of the summer and Tina is looking at the beach from the top of her camp. She looks like a princess defending her fortress. (Mamiya 7 II, Kodak Portra NC film)