The day after tomorrow First photographic work by the artist Thierry Cantillon who chose subconsciously to focus on people and their psychology, in the style of Henri Cartier-Bresson

People usually associate globalisation with the disappearance of distances. 20th-century philosopher Martin Heidegger complained bitterly and with much nostalgia about such a loss. Thierry Cantillon provides the evidence for this evolution with pictures showing what occurs at the very places where distances have vanished. What emerges from these magnificent snapshots concerns time and space, future and past coming from all directions and coming to a standstill. Everyone can indeed extract shreds of personal memories from these shifting pictures as well as new dreams for tomorrow.

You need to come to a halt to get an insight, in these pictures, of modest people squatting, of the worries of women, and to be touched by the anxiety in their eyes. You need to come to a halt to hear the incessant sound of engines, to notice the ceaseless calculations of our digital world or to snatch a reflection of the bygone Soviet age in the Vietnamese shops. There is noise in Thierry Cantillon’s pictures, but the space created by absent words and absent sounds, make the spectator a privileged witness, which we all become thanks to the work, style and subtlety of his art.

Angel Enciso Bergé