“The crossing of shadows”
From the Ardennes to the Pyrénées, Antoine Béguier crosses low-density France during the heatwave of August 2020. He sets out to meet a rural world in the grip of social and climatic desertification. With shutters as the only barricades, everyone seeks the softness of the shadows. The wetness of an Argonne oilcloth, the freshness of a Morvan lake or the humidity of a night in Lozère are refuges facing a sun that never sleeps.
Antoine Béguier is a French documentary photographer based in Brussels. While studying in Calcutta, he turned to engaged photography, where he depicted the contrasts of Indian society. He then links migration issues and the notion of isolation to his travels in Asia and the Middle East. In love with Iran and the steppes of Central Asia, he sets out to meet people disconnected from globalization. He sketches their daily life through sensitive and intimate stories. He is a member of the Iranian collective RAVI Photos.