Wilfred Lim Self-Portraits

Whenever I need inspiration for my projects, I always talk to myself. The young boy in the photo is a representation of the younger me when I was still living in Malaysia. Being Malaysian Chinese, I have experienced inequity and racial discrimination. I felt my voice constantly being suppressed and remain unheard. Photography thus becomes an outlet where I can voice my opinions.

This series was shot to serve as my commentary on the social-political happenings in my hometown of Pengerang, Malaysia. Unfortunately, Pengerang is currently undergoing serious environmental destruction due to the construction of an oil refinery. The scenarios presented in the images are heightened realities. Through the manipulation of the metaphorical relationship between the environment and myself, these meticulously composited imageries also aim to criticize the political situation in contemporary Malaysia.

Fan of classical painting, Wilfred Lim utilises the photographic medium as a painting tool to convey his ideas, often presenting his vision and criticism through dream-like imagery.

– Discover Wilfred’s work here

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: TRAVEL Deadline: 31 August 2019

Competition Judge: STEVE MCCURRY

When traveling, the only way to discover the rhythm of life of a place is to experience it.

Each place we visit has its own particular look, ambiance, and atmosphere. Understanding its people, customs and traditions is vital and there’s always something unique to capture.

This summer we want to see images that communicate the life of a place in all its splendor, and trigger our memories. Whatever the subject may be: Street, Portrait, Landscape, Documentary... We want to share your journey, visually and intellectually - Let’s travel together!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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