Red Note

PhotographerWilfred Weegee
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Pengerang is a small town situated at the south most of Peninsular Malaysia. Currently, Pengerang is in threat with the upcoming petrochemical project - RAPID. The land reclamation has already done, the shoreline and the marine life have both been destroyed. Red note features a series of houses that are affected under the land reclamation scheme. All the houses featured in this series will be demolished by end of year 2013. The red notes issued from the government have been glued onto the wall of each individual residence as an official notice of demolition.

About Photographer

Wilfred Lim graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts (Digital Imaging & Photography Major) from the School of Art, Design and Media in Nanyang Technological University in 2014. He is also the the international winner of Undergraduate Award 2014 (Visual Art Category), recipient of NOISE Singapore Award 2013, and winner of Kwek Leng Joo's Award of Excellence in Still Photography. He lived and grew up in a small fishing village at the seaside in Pengerang, Southern Malaysia for 18 years before pursuing his education in Singapore. Wilfred constantly draws inspiration from the sea as he used to and still watches his father go out to sea as a fisherman. Not surprisingly, fishes and sea creatures often take a centre stage in Wilfred's works, which are frequently imbued with a refreshing perspective. Aside from the sea, Wilfred also draws inspiration from childhood memories and current issues. He seeks to present his vision and criticism through his dream-like imagery. Being a fan of classical painting, he has been utilizing photographic medium as a painting tool to help to convey his ideas. With Pengerang currently undergoing serious environmental destruction due to the construction of an oil refinery, his works seek to draw attention to and comment on the ongoing happenings in his native hometown.