'UXO' - Margaux Senlis

UXO stands for "Unexploded Ordnance". This photographic work seeks to testify to the danger that persists after the Vietnam War.

I used an aesthetic and soft approach that voluntarily contrasts with the bitterness of the subject. This aestheticization process creates a first level of reading and suggests the hidden part of unexploded ordnance, an invisible and threatening danger.

artist: Margaux Senlis

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I have first travelled to Cambodia and discovered many minefields. After doing some research I realized there are still many land mines in the ground that injure and kill today, despite nearly 50 years since the Vietnam war and many civil wars. 

I wanted to come during the rainy season because when the water rises in this area a lot of landmines and bombs are unearthed and displaced.

This is why I have often photographed water, like a conductive thread in my project.

editor : Ecaterina Rusu

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