Fifty High Seasons


2016 - Library Project

“Fifty High Season” focuses on the coastline between Montpellier and Perpignan. «La Mission Racine» was set up in the early 60s to develop several seaside resorts in the region; each town was adapted to its natural environment. By developing tourism, the aim was to create a new source of income for the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The project also aimed to ensure that, by providing an alternative to the expensive Cote d’Azur, not only the rich could enjoy a holiday along the Mediterranean coast. “Fifty High Seasons” takes a look, 50 years later, at what has become of the project. Although the architecture is no longer regarded as avant-garde, the spirit of «Mission Racine» remains particularly the idea of offering affordable summer holidays for the average citizen.

About the artist

Shane Lynam was born in Dublin (Ireland) in 1980. His project “Contours “ was exhibited at the French Alliance in Dublin then PhotoIreland the same year. His work has been published in The British Journal of Photography, Flak Photo, LPV Magazine. He was a finalist in the Renaissance Photography Prize and the Photobook Melbourne Photography Prize.Fifty High Seasons won the Gallery of Photography Solas Ireland Award in November 2015.

With the support of Irish Cultural Centre.
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