“UXO” (UneXploded Ordnance) is about the danger of explosive remains from the Vietnam war. Twenty years of a lethal rain of missiles have left hundreds of thousands of small, intact bombs on the ground that keep causing injury and killing today. The inhabitants of these uncleared areas face the risks caused by these munitions on a daily basis.
The majority of victims are children, workers and farmers. After becoming aware of the issue of antipersonal mines when she first travelled to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in 2014, Margaux Senlis went back in 2017 to encourage a fresh look at this poisoned legacy.
About the artist
Margaux Senlis was born in October 1995 in France. In 2018, she obtained her BA in photography at the École des Gobelins and was awarded the Prix Mark Grosset in the documentary category. Today, she lives in Arles when she is studying for a Master’s at the l'École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie.